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Journeys: A True Comic Love Story
a Comedy/Drama
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA
by Evan Guilford-Blake

COMPANY : The Process Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Dad's Garage Theater [WEBSITE]
ID# 925

SHOWING : April 30, 2004 - May 23, 2004

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

When Jerri's gay best friend Ben dies, she finds herself unable to move on with her life.
So much so that she even carries a sampling of his ashes in a small purple pouch that she talks to.
In an effort to move forward with her life, she must face their past.
Along the way she learns that people - die; relationships don't.

[There is full nudity. Parental discretion advised.]


CAST & CREW LIST
Playwright Evan Guilford-Blake
Director Angela Tonn
Lighting Designer Elisabeth Cooper
Stage Manager Joshua Minney
Ben Jeffery Brown
Dina/Elise Barbara Cole Uterhardt
Jerri Jill Hames
Luke/Denny DeWayne Morgan
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REVIEWS

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The "Journey" Was Well Worth the Trip
by fairreviewer
Friday, May 14, 2004
5.0
Go see Journeys before it closes next week. It is a warm and introspective view of a straight woman, her gay male friend and the strange, but compelling relationship they shared. It is sometimes very hard to let go...

I fully enjoyed the show tonight and urge you to see it. Evan has written a very moving play based on interviews with the woman who lived this true-life story.

Jeffrey Brown exudes boyish charm in his protrayal of Ben. He makes it easy to believe that Jill Hames would want to hold his memory close to her. Jill's portrayal of a woman who is obsessed with her refusal to let go, no matter how much urging she receives from others, is equally strong. Her coming to grips with the reality of his death is a powerful release of pent-up emotions.

The ensemble rounded out by DeWayne Morgan and Barbara Cole serves to unify and strengthen the piece. Angela Tonn's creative directing, particularly the blocking, enhances the story and takes you to a place where you can relate to the joys, sorrows and memories of a loved one who is no longer with you. This show will speak to you.

On a lighter note... Not to be missed is DeWayne's moment in song, a classic theatre moment that you will discuss over and over again in theatre circles.

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