No One Else reviewed by Austin Live Theatre

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Michael Miegs is back to work after the long weekend.  He’s just posted our first real review, and despite what the picture above would have you believe,  its a good one:

Two couples, crossed relationships, some dissembling, some gloating, incomprehension and resentment. . . this one could have turned into lengthy exercise in trivialities and clichés. It could equally have turned into a facile push into violent aggression; a lesser writer might have been tempted to bring on a weapon toward the end, in order to clip these complications clean.

Instead, Craft uses two principal strengths: dialogue that’s sharp, responsive and credible, and plotting that pushes these individuals together in encounters, both as a group of four and by threes and twos, calculated to reveal gradually to us their assumptions, their characters, and their relationships. There is, indeed, violence, but it is principally psychological…”

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