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Austin's FronteraFest
New York International Fringe Festival
Hollywood Fringe Festival
Dramatists Guild Reading Series
Chicago's The Annoyance Theatre
Fort Worth Fringe Festival

PLEADING INFINITY by T.J. Walsh - nominated for five Broadway World - Chicago awards!
The Annoyance Theatre

Voting has begun for the "Broadway World - Chicago" Awards
"Pleading Infinity" is nominated in five (5) categories
1. Best Play - "Pleading Infinity"
2. Best New Play or Musical - "Pleading Infinity"
3. Best Performer in a Play - Jon Barnes "Pleading Infinity"
4. Best Director - T.J. Walsh "Pleading Infinity"
5. Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance - Jon Barnes "Pleading Infinity"


"I attended the June 29 performance of "Pleading Infinity". I am not normally a fan of "one-person shows" - but this production of "Pleading Infinity" is VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE! I enjoyed the way the script is structured ... and the dialogue is well-written. Combine that conversational dialogue with the exceptional performance of Jon Barnes - - - and this is a wonderful, FIRST-RATE PRODUCTION definitely worthy of Joseph Jefferson Award consideration. Mr. Barnes' performance was truly so believable, I never thought he was reading a script. I thought he was telling "HIS STORY" to us. There shouldn't be an empty chair in the Small Theatre."

* * * * review
reviewed by Todd Carlstrom · 
NY International Fringe Festival

I'm going to be frank: seeing a one-person show makes me worried. It's more of an all-or-nothing proposition than a multi-character offering, simply because I'm charging one single person with my evening's entertainment. Fortunately, in the six monologues that comprise Pleading Infinity, T.J. Walsh proves himself eminently worthy of such responsibility.

As Bob reveals details about his family life, both as a child and now as a husband and father, his priorities come into focus, and an unexpected tenderness emerges gracefully from the script. His gradual transformation from thoughtless cynicism to spiritual self-realization happens (super)naturally, never seeming forced.

As the show progresses, the emotional arc of Bob's journey moves to the fore. This is Walsh's real accomplishment as a playwright and story teller, and is all the more remarkable for the subtlety with which it occurs.

* * * *

Dallas, Texas
Theatre Reviews & Perspectives: 
Reflect, Intersect, Inspire
by Alexandra Bonifield

Pleading Infinity: a solo play

My final two notables of 2019 are workshop stagings of works that demonstrate much promise.... Back into the solo actor realm, regional playwright and author, professional stage director and TCU theatre professor Thomas J. Walsh brought his spooky yet poignant PLEADING INFINITY to Richardson’s Core Theatre, as part of The Dramatist Guild Reading Series. The quirky, engaging show featured veteran actor and Texas Wesleyan professor Richard Haratine. Negotiating plot twists reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, the solo actor plays a screenwriter revealing conversationally his life experiences relating to Hollywood, near death moments, birth, ghostly haunting, UFO visitation, the nature of art and the universe’s emergence. Beautifully crafted as a literary work and acted equally well, the show provides intrigue and charm as it glides towards completion as a work. It’s had other [performances in Fort Worth, Los Angeles and New York City]. Superior script by Walsh meets sterling performance by Haratine. Hope for a full regional mounting in 2020. The Core Theatre, Richardson TX