Reviews for Shrewd Productions Performances

Review: The Long Now by Shrewd Productions

Review: The Long Now by Shrewd Productions

by Michael Meigs
Published on May 24, 2009

Beth Burns the playwright lays out for us the tangle of memory, emotion and opportunity, while Burns the director manipulates our perceptions and turns inside-out our understanding of the situation.

Beth Burns' The Long Now opens with the charmingly simple concept stressed in its marketing: Tish Reilly has a very special friend – Time. Tish can go back to any place where a good memory remains and enter it, reliving the moments that please her. We meet the winsome Tish, played by Shannon Grounds, at her dead end job of alphabetizing and filing folders beginning with the letter "F." Maybe this is an insurance company; maybe ...

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