"Buzzer" written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Marion McClinton is a Pillsbury House production currently playing at the Dowling Studio at The Guthrie Theater. "Buzzer" is a contemporary play set in urban America. It has mature themes and adult language and pulls you in from the opening sentence. The characters feel like people you already know and as you're watching, you feel like you are inside the apartment ready to join in on the conversation. I give the director, Marion McClinton, credit for how well the characters interact with each other and the audience. The way they turn towards us, look out as if we are another character, or open up so we can really feel what they are feeling is what pulls you into their story. The actors do an amazing job of creating the tension around their situation.
The playwright, Tracey Scott Wilson, writes characters who are as real as your neighbors or the young people who just moved in together in the city. They talk about what is real and happening, and yet, try to deflect their true emotions and hide their actions.
This is a play to be experienced. Go to www.guthrietheater.org for show times and tickets. This is a real life drama that gets you thinking.
Read more of my review on my writer's blog, Play off the Page, http://maryaalgaard.blogspot.com/2013/02/buzzer-review.html.
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