Apathy Killed the Cat

Critics

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Colin is a young, neurotic, and successful playwright whose plays have become well known for their dark themes and morally questionable characters. Hoping for solace with his mother and beloved cat on the verge of death, Colin writes a massive play chronicling his entire life. Colin has no intention of anyone reading the play but himself, as it reveals all of his hidden desires, but when his girlfriend and brothers discover a copy of the play, he sinks into a deep depression, and is forced to confront his dark secrets.

Reviews

Apathy Killed the Cat is a one-act play written and directed by Ryan Lisman and premiering at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play centers around an unstable playwright named Colin (Aaron Stall). Colin is slowly losing his grip on what little control he has over his life as his mom is catatonic in the hospital and his treasured cat Rosebud is on her last life. While he has a loving and devoted girlfriend Lily (Autumn Bruewer), he is tortured by a secret sexual desire that no one, himself included, can understand.

sweet - Rachel Flanagan - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


He has created some interesting characters and situations but the whole is not as good as its various parts. His direction mostly just has the cast standing around saying lines. Meow! This needs a rewrite stat!

sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Weirdly balancing fantasy, comedy, heavy drama and some truly awkward family dynamics along the way, this piece is a call for people to simply respect one another and try to understand each other without irrational judgement. The is one of the most positive shows I have seen so far at Fringe, even if that positive message is hidden amongst some very dark ideas.

sweet - Mike and Russell (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


The performers all fulfill their roles well, especially Stall and Woodley, whose edgy relationship is essential to the piece. Lisman's direction is effective, particularly during the surreal fantasy sequences.

sweet - Kurt Gardner - Blogcritics - ...read full review


Apathy Killed the Cat is a one-act play written and directed by Ryan Lisman and premiering at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play centers around an unstable playwright named Colin (Aaron Stall). Colin is slowly losing his grip on what little control he has over his life as his mom is catatonic in the hospital and his treasured cat Rosebud is on her last life. While he has a loving and devoted girlfriend Lily (Autumn Bruewer), he is tortured by a secret sexual desire that no one, himself included, can understand.

sweet - Rachel Flanagan - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


He has created some interesting characters and situations but the whole is not as good as its various parts. His direction mostly just has the cast standing around saying lines. Meow! This needs a rewrite stat!

sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Weirdly balancing fantasy, comedy, heavy drama and some truly awkward family dynamics along the way, this piece is a call for people to simply respect one another and try to understand each other without irrational judgement. The is one of the most positive shows I have seen so far at Fringe, even if that positive message is hidden amongst some very dark ideas.

sweet - Mike and Russell (My Haunt Life) - ...read full review


The performers all fulfill their roles well, especially Stall and Woodley, whose edgy relationship is essential to the piece. Lisman's direction is effective, particularly during the surreal fantasy sequences.

sweet - Kurt Gardner - Blogcritics - ...read full review