A dizzying, dazzling, heart-stopping work, A Maze interweaves the stories of some very unlikely partners. Come see a teenage girl recreate herself after eight years in captivity, an artist gain a cult following for his 15,000-page comic book, and a pair of rockstars reinvent themselves after a hit song. It's a play that examines creativity, captivity, and what it means to be stuck in the middle. Shotgun Players saw this show at a smaller theater last year, and found it impossible not to share with a larger audience!
Ashby Stage - Home of the Shotgun Payers
SF Gate Review - There are two kinds of mazes - a fairy tale-like king explains to his queen in Rob Handel's "A Maze" - the kind you try to get through from one side to the other, and the kind where you either try to get from the entrance to the center or from the center to the exit. The confounding and stimulating beauty of Handel's "Maze" is that it manages to be all those at once, and something altogether different - a maze in which three paths may intersect or even merge.
Small wonder Just Theater's production was one of the most talked-about shows of last summer. Fortunately, for those of us who missed it the first time, Just has brought back director Molly Aaronson-Gelb's engrossing production for an encore, hosted by Shotgun Players, which opened Saturday at the Ashby Stage. You won't want to miss it twice.
SF Gate Review