Hidden Gem, May 11, 2007, Audience Reviewer: prior30

I've been to the Li'l Peach before to see shows and still wonder why more people don't know about this theater. The productions are original and high-quality and the talent is always top-notch. And with "Tune in Tomorrow" the tradition of well-done, layered theater continues. I have to admit some hesitation in seeing the show; absurdist theater always makes me feel dumb. But with the closing tableau of the final scene, what seemed to be disparate parts come together with startling effect. I was most amazed at the quality of the performances. Rick Lattimer as the haunted and haunting soldier keeps the audience aware of front-line war agony with a progression of decay throughout the show. His adept handling of a difficult role is something not often seen in a young actor. Dale Church, always a strong actor, flings himself into seemingly bizarre scenes with the committment of a seasoned performer. But while all three performers deliver, Colleen Benedict stands out. Couple beauty with intense focus and abandoned risk-taking and you get to see Ms. Benedict go from a 1940's idealistic new bride to a shattered war widow with your mouth dropped open by the end. Ingenues in crisis can often make me feel indifferent. Not this time. That's a testament to Ms. Benedict's performance. Great direction, great performances. Tune in.

Tune In, May 10, 2007, Audience Reviewer: ivory16

Every time I see a play about war, I think: "Okay, prepare yourself to be taught about death." But I was SO RELIEVED when the very first scene of "Tune in Tomorrow" was two people in love and excited about LIVING. My favorite scene was a kind of "debate" between the Husband and a soldier -accompanied by this servant who kept rearranging the blocks on the stage (the only set pieces) like a chess match every time one or the other would make a point. The entire play is staged in a 50 seat theater, so you are literally RIGHT THERE in the thick of it. The actors are honest and talented, and the enire piece is directed in such a way that I felt like it was almost a dance, gliding from scene to scene. And lastly...my favorite thing about a play: for every dramatic pause, there was a laugh that followed.

1940's Play Very Relevant Today, May 10, 2007,
Audience Reviewer: thespian79

I saw this show the weekend it opened, and I was thoroughly impressed with just about every aspect of the production. I didn't know what to expect from a show that is billed as a "1945 Absurd Political Play," but I was astounded at just how relevant the play is today. The themes of war and its affect on society and individuals at home were eerily applicable to our situation with the war in Iraq. The three stars of the show give compelling, energetic, sexy performances. Also, the direction by Doug Spagnola was impeccable. The space is fantastic and my companion and I had a truly enjoyable night of theater. Go see this show!

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