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Theater Jones on “Optimism and Heartbreak” in “The Aliens”

Credit director David Denson’s talented cast for not just properly executing the sometimes sludgy pace, but wholeheartedly embracing it. For even when they’re quiet and immobile, there’s (almost) no mystery as to what is going through their heads. Folsom’s Jasper searches for meaning in another broken relationship, piecing together the scraps of loss into beautiful prose. KJ, perhaps given the most difficult role, stares off into space, a lot. And yet, that very conscious process of trying to hold it all together with a smile on his face is apparent and elicits of combination of hopeful optimism and heartbreak.
Read all of Mark Lowry’s review of “The Aliens” here.

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