No Fault: A Tale about the Big D in the Big Apple explores the process of the divorce of a young woman being forced to exit a short marriage while striving to make a go of it in New York City.
Lighting designer Mark Baker offers a nice lighting backdrop that depicts the feel of New York. In fact the show was staged as part of NYC’s Fringe Fest.
The production features a strong performance by Stefany Northcutt as the lead character. In fact, she is virtually on stage the whole time of the one act which runs for more than an hour. That takes some energy. This is the type of show that grows on you as it builds. It may seem more abstract at first, but then becomes more personal.
The “woman’ is surrounded by other characters who have a purpose; however, no one has a name. These are the usual suspects in one’s life: best friend, parents, therapist, priest, boss, and of course, waiter. Most of the actors are in multiple short roles and all demonstrate great energy. The writing of Christie Perfetti is fluid and insightful while mixed with truth and symbolism. Director Stefan Lysenko keeps the mix of actors and the show moving.
No Fault continues Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Nov. 19. The Write Act Repertory Theatre is located at 6128 Yucca St. in Hollywood. Free parking on the south side of St. Stephen’s Church located at 6125 Carlos Ave. All performances feature a reception following the show. General admission is $20 cash at the door. Discounts are $15 for seniors/students/groups of for plus. You can buy tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com.