Here Together

In a surreal exploration of friendship and isolation, four friends confront the barriers between them while simultaneously building new ones.

6 thoughts on “Here Together

  1. The most surprising show I’ve seen all of fringe! It felt like the story was pulled straight from Jordan peele’s mind. All four actors were phenomenal and leave you stunned. Definitely one of the biggest take aways this entire festival.

  2. If you’ve ever gone through the slow dissolve of a friend group and appreciate theatre that is a bit abstract, go see this show. If you haven’t gone through that dissolve (or are in denial that you did) and you prefer conventional theatre, this isn’t for you. While not perfect, it is a fascinating exploration of a very particular experience people don’t like to talk about. The whole production is bold and interesting, although there could have been more specificity in all aspects (script, acting, directing, etc), I’ll take it any day over a predictable, polished show.

  3. Here Together, by Winnipeg’s Autonomous Productions, is quite the show. Not in a good way. Before the show starts, your eyes are drawn to the stage. You find one of the actresses already in character: organizing the stage, dancing to the music, and rearranging the table. It looks like it’s going to be a good show. It doesn’t take long to realize how wrong that assumption is.
    The show starts with what seems to be an interpretive dance sequence that doesn’t fit in with the story line at all. The drama begins right after that. So called “friends” are at a wedding where their main point of discussion is: where’s the food? Where’s the bartender? And who is mad at who?
    The next hour is filled with a whirlwind of confusion. The characters seem to lose control of themselves and gain the ability to control others at parts, none of which is explained throughout the drama. Names are beeped out whenever one that isn’t a character is spoken. During this, you encounter even more interpretive dance for no apparent reason.
    The actors worked with what they were given, a poorly thought out storyline.

  4. Here Together, by Winnipeg’s Autonomous Productions, is quite the show. Not in a good way. Before the show starts, your eyes are drawn to the stage. You find one of the actresses already in character: organizing the stage, dancing to the music, and rearranging the table. It looks like it’s going to be a good show. It doesn’t take long to realize how wrong that assumption is.
    The show starts with what seems to be an interpretive dance sequence that doesn’t fit in with the story line at all. The drama begins right after that. So called “friends” are at a wedding where their main point of discussion is: where’s the food? Where’s the bartender? And who is mad at who?
    The next hour is filled with a whirlwind of confusion. The characters seem to lose control of themselves and gain the ability to control others at parts, none of which is explained throughout the drama. Names are beeped out whenever one that isn’t a character is spoken. During this, you encounter even more interpretive dance for no apparent reason.
    The actors worked with what they were given, a poorly thought out storyline. 2/5 stars.
    -Jessica Grosshans, Royal MTC Teen Critic

  5. To say that I enjoyed this performance would not do it justice. It moved me to tears. Yes the subject is heavy. Friends who thought they would be friends forever, and have a hard time knowing when to walk away. Through fights, conversations, and interpretive dance that was used very effectively, we see the friends push each other away and pull together at other times. I’ve been there, and this play felt as raw and painful as my own experience.

  6. This show is about the painful dissolution of friendship among a group of four young people who thought they’d be friends forever. The show makes clever use of movement, music and solo moments to shift the perspective and control from one to another.

    It’s a pity that the Free Press chose to allow a mean-spirited and unimaginative review. Pay it no heed. The show could have been ten minutes shorter but that’s my only beef. It has a lot to offer.

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