|Shelby Maticic, Devon Mahon, and David Magadan|
Photo by Fernando Perez
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"The people at Brelby Theatre Company pride themselves on highlighting new works. They are currently presenting the world premiere of Brelby co-founder Brian Maticic's Windfall, which is a funny black comedy with some poignant moments. Featuring a talented cast, composed of several Brelby company members, the end result is a witty and hilarious comedy that is a welcome addition to the Phoenix theatre scene...Maticic writes very authentic dialogue and characters. While you may think you know where the plot is going, he takes it to unexpected places, which is very good. The dramatic scenes, while touching, are a bit less effective, only because of how funny the scenes are leading up to them. ...But there is a bit of unevenness, especially in the tone toward the last half of the second act, which is my only complaint about the play. Overall, it is a good new work. The cast deliver the humorous lines and situations very well ...Fernando Perez is effective with his direction, not letting the tone shifts be too abrupt and staging the emotional scenes with a natural ease. ...Well directed, with a talented cast, Windfall is an unpredictable black comedy that will keep you guessing. It is witty and thoughtful, with realistic characters and natural dialogue—another welcome new play from Brian Maticic and Brelby Theatre Company." -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)