Freehold Theatre

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Unstoppable! Powerful! Titillating! Unforgettable! From receipt of the unusual program,and accompanying luggage tag (the ticket), "Baggage Claim" takes you on a riveting journey in which the cast brings to light a cornucopia of personas that keep you welded to your seat. I laughed, almost cried, almost danced and would see it again and again and again.

Posted by Christine W from N. Y. on April 22, 2009 at 6:54 PM | Report this comment

Truly powerful. Brims with smart dialogue, true-to-life vibrant empathetic characters, by turns hilarious and intensely moving. Part of the irresistible magnetism & charm of BAGGAGE CLAIM is its greenness & sheer originality as a theatre production, both as a piece of writing & performance. Meanwhile inspiring frequent bouts of audience laughter, it effortlessly & fearlessly plumbs depths of those deeper waters -- in the end, it's about life and death, the enduring power of friendship, and the effect of one man's life on the lives of others.

Posted by Audrey on April 22, 2009 at 8:51 PM | Report this comment

A fresh group of young actors make innovative use of space, time, memory, and the permutations of friendship. Highly recommended!

Posted by Tabitha on April 22, 2009 at 9:45 PM | Report this comment

Impressive in scope and surprisingly polished, Baggage Claim deftly handles a large cast by keeping them in constant motion - talking, singing, and with much choreographed movement across the stage. There are several laugh-out-loud moments, as well as scenes of startling dramatic power; the audience really comes to know and care for these characters by the end of the evening. The play's few rough edges are charming rather than distracting, and overall point to great things in future for all of the actors and writers involved.

Posted by Paullette on April 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM | Report this comment

A heartfelt and sharp-eyed look at that bittersweet crook of early adulthood when old friendships are tested by the inevitable diaspora & inertia of time. Baggage Claim is also, ultimately, a funny/sweet/sad meditation on the things that matter most: love and death.

Posted by pmountford on April 24, 2009 at 2:57 PM | Report this comment

Shockingly good, honestly. It's been decades since I've cried like that during a play.

Posted by Dave on April 26, 2009 at 10:59 PM | Report this comment

entertaining. touching. intense. lovely.

Posted by divinemissem on April 27, 2009 at 9:18 AM | Report this comment

Bravo to the writers and actors. I was sucked in and thoroughly entertained. As noted, the play is a perfect cocktail of comedy and drama. And the intertexuality is kick ass!

Posted by MFA student on April 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM | Report this comment

The actors were outstanding, Lucas, I wept with you.
Tom, you are all of us in many ways.....
Compelling, reflective and probably the only time I will ever hear mention of Billerica in a play.
This play needs to be seen by many more people in many different cities

Posted by Jeanne Karr on April 29, 2009 at 8:57 PM | Report this comment

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