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"Where the Numbers End" is a one hour play that focuses on the lives of three women stuck in a N.Y.C. dive bar on a Saturday Night.  It was produced in 2017 at The Whitefire Theater in Los Angeles.

"...Moresco's play is really a one-act Ode to Hell's Kitchen. The pure sentiment in the piece is beyond moving. The charm of this gritty neighborhood is well conveyed through the dysfunctional mess that is simply "Saturday night" to the world-weary bartender....  Moresco's deliberate use of "tragedy" in the title is interesting. On the surface, it seems weird since the story wraps up nicely for all the characters, but make no mistake about it: the protagonist in this ballet of words is the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen. When this work is viewed as an Ode to the playwright's memory of the neighborhood she grew up in (that has since been destroyed by gentrification) it all becomes clear. Like Oedipus or Willy Loman, Hell's Kitchen is a tragic hero..."

- George Brietigam, BROADWAY WORLD

... an exposition of rough, gritty often profane humor and emotion. You are introduced to the harsh underbelly of the often glamorous Manhattan. The relationship the women have with men is far less than ideal and the deep stresses upon the women is constantly emphasized. But there is also a sense of poetry. One scene in particular one of the women describes in a very poetic way the vision of the sunrise over Hell’s Kitchen where concrete dominates and tall buildings block but also reflect the sun. It is an exposition of urban life.  It is a tough play packed with abundant humor, which as it often does flows from a river of personal pain. The play was written and directed by Amanda Moresco and is presented by a clearly talented group of actors in the cozy confines of the Whitefire Theatre.


-  Ron Irwin, L.A. POST EXAMINER

Occasionally and always magically, a play becomes much more than a collection of words spoken by an assembly of people.  It becomes transformative, poetry, and it profoundly and sneakily changes the way you see even the simplest of situations.  It makes an impact.

“Where The Numbers End” is one such precious gem." -

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, NOHO ARTS , 3/23/2017

Theatre can be ambiguous.  It’s better if it is. Where the Numbers End: A Hell’s Kitchen Love Tragedy is ambiguous, poetic, but structured enough to throw off the poetry, and real enough to throw ambiguity off the roof. 


-   Joe Straw

A taut, emotional rollercoaster, Where the Numbers End: A Hell’s Kitchen Love Tragedy, features meaty writing and excellent acting as it dissects the demons and nightmares that haunt three New York City cousins.


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