REVIEW: “Sirens” at Restless Artist’s Theatre

“Sirens” at Restless Artist’s Theatre
Image courtesy of Restless Artist’s Theatre.

Restless Artist’s Theatre presents their newest production, Sirens, which comes just in time for Valentine’s Day. This romantic comedy stars Sam and Rosie, a couple looking to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a vacation. Except Sam’s mind is elsewhere. Being a songwriter, he hasn’t been able to write a hit since he and his wife first met. This creates tension between the two and on the cruise, the two are fighting while Same can only focus on his song. He hears beautiful singing and follows the sound… overboard!

He then finds himself stuck on an island with a Siren, a mythological creature who’s only purpose in life is to trick passing boats to crash by following the sound of her beautiful voice. The play then consists of Sam re-evaluating his life and trying to find his way back to his wife.

“Sirens” at Restless Artist’s Theatre
Image courtesy of Restless Artist’s Theatre.

The set for this production is simple but done very well. The entirety of the floor is painted a mesmerizing blue with details like waves and currents paired with three rock-like platforms placed towards the back. This set does lack versatility, however, so imagination is needed for the scenes that don’t take place on the water.

The chemistry between the actors on stage was immediately noticeable. They all interacted with each other in such a natural way and really encompassed what their respective characters’ core values were.

When talking to the cast at the end of the show this chemistry exemplified. They were all laughing amongst one another and sharing each other’s accomplishments. It was a sweet moment to be a part of and I had never interacted with a more cohesive cast.

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Another thing to expect from Sirens are some great laughs. It’s the perfect opportunity for date night. The play will leave your heart warmed. And, if you were wanting to come out on Valentine’s Day, then you’ll enjoy their “Starving Artist Night” where you pay what you want!

I highly recommend visiting the Restless Artist’s Theatre to watch Sirens for a chance to support local art and enjoy an evening full of fun.

The Details

Evening Show Dates: 2/8, 2/9, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23 @ 7:30 PM

Matinee Show Dates: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 @ 2:00 PM

Tickets

Cast

  • Christopher Blumen as Sam
  • Alexis Brandt as Travel Agent/Siren/Waitress
  • Sara Mackle as Rose
  • Caulder Tempel as Richard
“Sirens” at Restless Artist’s Theatre.
Image courtesy of Restless Artist’s Theatre.
Kylie Masznicz
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Kylie Masznicz is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno studying English with a concentration in writing and minoring in Communication Studies. She writes culture pieces for ThisIsReno, but her work has also been featured on Broadway Baby and Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal. Her goal is to one day author a novel. She enjoys art of all forms, but chooses to express her own creativity through writing, music, and nail art. She also collects Christmas sweaters and has enough to wear one everyday from Thanksgiving to New Years.