Kip, a successful New York architect, and his young girlfriend, Phoebe, return to Kip’s hometown of Monessen Falls after the death of his mother. His brother, Ethan, still lives in the family home. The two brothers haven’t seen each other in 17 years, and from the nightmares, Kip gets at night to the wallowing guilt being pent up, a confrontation is sure to happen.
A story about two feuding brothers forced to reunite after the death of their mother, “Monessen Falls” beautifully captures the intense emotions that arise at tragic times like these. The dynamics of all the relationships are complex and interesting to watch unfold. As the story progresses, more layers begin to peel and the truth about the past is revealed.
The entire play took place in Kip and Ethan’s late Mother’s room. The set is old fashioned and dated, which makes
My favorite aspect of the performance was
There wasn’t a moment where I wasn’t fully captivated by the performance. Each character had their unique antics, body language, and way of speech. It allowed them all to feel real and well-developed as if they weren’t characters at all. Bravo!
“Monessen Falls” left me feeling fulfilled. I don’t recommend the show to children due to mature language and adult conversations, but I urge all of age to go out and see the show. The level of performance was good enough to be a drama on T.V. So hit pause on your show and enjoy some live, local theater instead.
- Web: http://www.goodluckmacbeth.org/
- Directed by Sandra Brunell Neace
- Written by Greg Burdick
Dates: 8/21, 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25
House Opens at 7 PM
Show Begins at 7:30 PM
- $18 in Advance
- $20 at the Door
- $30 V.I.P. Champagne Seating
- Tashina Habibian as Phoebe
- Aaron Foster as Kip
- Bryce Keil as Ethan
Kylie Masznicz is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where she studied English with a concentration in writing with a minor 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 write 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.