Reviews are in for Death Play!
"Death Play is a thought-provoking and energizing play bound to resonate with anyone who has confronted death (or knows they will someday)." - Dumpling Magazine
"It is one of those unique performances that forces deep thought and which ignites a process that will resonate within you for days or possibly even years after you have left the theatre... a compelling canvas of human existence with an emphasis on its inevitable end." - Examiner.com
A play about death could be quite dark but there is a sense of light at the end of the tunnel and Dring takes the audience there on a ride complete with well-timed laughter. Discoverhollywood.com
Dring’s tale is rich in the particulars of her many-sourced heritage, yet each detail has a universal ring. By opening her highly individual dance with death to us, and inviting us in, she makes us feel the breath of the Grim Reaper, intimately close, in our own lives... Ever engaging, Dring takes us into her life, where she (and we) must accepts the stones of grief. But then she tosses them like paper, or at least carries them lightly like papier maché. For all her serious depth, Dring’s persistent lightness bespeaks survival, overcoming; her tale, and her enactment of it, suggest that until death takes us, it can help to make us. Theatreghost.com
But it is the story of her manifold, contradictory reactions to all this grief that is the most fascinating and entertaining. She tells her personal story with great candor reinforcing her words with dance, movement and mime. She easily shifts from engaging entertainer to the characters of her story. Tour-de-force is not too strong a term for her accomplishment. Paulmyrvoldstheatrenotes.com
"As someone who’s seen a lot of death in my lifetime, and as a caregiver for more than a few of those who have died, these thoughts and others bubbled up again in the aftermath of the show. I commend Ms Dring for her bravery – and bravura – in walking onstage and sharing her own very personal experiences with death, as well as her feelings of inadequacy in its face." - Los Angeles Post
She (Dring) bounces skillfully across a spectrum of desolate greys and rainbow joys, shapeshifting and chameleoning herself in ways that honor the complexities of raw human emotion...
...for those who aren’t looking for a recreation of their own reality, it may be just the thing: powerful and connective because it is human; honest and dynamic because it’s Lisa Dring, speaking from her boisterous and tragicomic heart. Redefinemag.com
Examiner.com also did a feature on the piece, which you can read here.
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