A FINE MODERN TRAGEDY: ROAD’S “BROKEN FENCES”
FEBRUARY 19, 2016 MARK
"...The other writer, Steven Simoncic, made his play a stand-alone. Broken Fences doesn’t refer to Raisin at all (it doesn’t need to; few could miss the kinship). Simoncic also focuses on what happens after the move-in, instead of before...Broken Fences successfully brings a big, complex social issue down to its actual shape in the lives of individuals. Yet as cruelly as social and economic changes impinge on these folks, gentrification isn’t what matters most — it’s the people."
Broken Fences; Lear; The Room By Myron Meisel
A Smart, Entertaining and Illuminating Broken Fences
"Broken Fences, Steven Simoncic’s smart, entertaining and illuminating addition to the subgenre, receives a deft and sensitive production at the Road on Magnolia: it’s an exemplary social issue play that, while neither difficult nor complex, clearly evidences a deep appreciation for the difficulties of complex situations."
Theatre Review Broken Fences
Written by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
"What this play brilliantly addresses is the human cost of a strengthening economy combined with the fairly typical, painfully under paid working class wage. What was once an achievable life, a home owned, a familiar rhythm met each day with honest work and the respect of our peers no longer exists. And those still struggling to keep up must face the prospect that they will never and can never, regardless of their strength of will, achieve the now impossible goal of owning a home on a working class income. Combine this truth with a neighborhood not ready to give up its long-held identity and give in to the ‘Starbucks culture’ regardless of its deliciousness and you have all the drama and humor that is ‘Broken Fences.’"
Broken Fences by Steven Simoncic is playing at The Road on Magnolia at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
February 12th - April 3rd.
Fridays Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
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