That's funny. You didn't sound black on the phone.

comedy · big guns big tobacco · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States

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DONNA DU BAIN · June 19, 2013
Just to start out, I need to put a disclaimer--I am not a fan of the solo show that all about that person's life is usually a yawner for me. Tonight proved me so wrong. I just had never seen such a compelling, funny, SMART show that I didn't want to stop. I wanted to hang out with, be besties with Jacquetta. Superb storyteller with such an engaging, all embracing delivery. I truly laughed the big guffaws and also had some great "Ah ha" learned something moments, Don't miss out on this Angelenos because she will return to NYC. I grabbed her after show to just change her mind a little but don't think it worked. Loved, loved, loved it!! ... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 21, 2013
Jacquetta Szathmari delivered a beautifully personal account of a little girl who wants to be so much more than the choices in front of her. As the title implies, it's a story of race, but it's also a hilarious account of the consequences and rewards of being an independent and ambitious child. The performance is subtle and honest, with appropriately scattered impressions. Riotously funny.... full review

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GAIL MATTHIUS · June 21, 2013
Jacquetta's honest, revealing monologue had the audience in the palm of her hand as she shared the travails of growing up black in rural Maryland. Jacquetta's humor, poignancy and point of view are a great way to spend an hour. Go.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 16, 2013
A smart, funny, and always fearless look at the life of a young black girl determined to create her own identity. Very well written and presented. Only thing I'd suggest would be for the performer to truly connect with her audience by giving some eye contact or at least the appearance of eye contact. Her focus seemed to be above the audience. Bring them in with your eyes and smile and this fabulous piece will transcend.... full review

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KAYPRI ACTSWRITE · June 24, 2013
I met fellow solo artist Jaquetta at the fringe opening party and was struck by her down to earth personality. Then I went to her show and was amazed by the depth of her story and honesty not to mention humor. More stories like this need to be told if nothing else to show how much diversity is within the human community (regardless of race) that is rarely shown in mainstream media which keeps showing the same stereotypes over and over again. This is a must-see show for all!! Besides the fact it is so hilarious and she is such a tremendous storyteller!! My director wants to me to add: "Very clever and insightful. A very refreshing perspective on the madness of stereotyping."... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 23, 2013
This is a truly funny show. I laughed my head off. I loved her choice of language (she had the opposite of "helicopter parents" - hers just flew away). Jacquetta Szathmari is articulate, smart, and has marvelous timing. She has tremendous poise on stage, and the stories she tells - they're wonderful. I think she needs a bit more of a "button" at the end - and the pacing is a little ragged at times, but I would definitely heartily recommend this show. ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 18, 2013
Jacquetta tells a marvelous story of a young girl dreaming of big cities and boarding schools. She is laugh-out-loud funny and instantly engaging. You feel like you're right there with her every step of the way because her story is so relatable. And you are rooting for her! Go and laugh and admire her tenacity! ... full review

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YOKKO BALDY certified reviewer · June 19, 2013
I loved it! Such an amazing show! Knowing her personal story, but at the same time I saw a social issue in the United States as a African American. During the show, I traveled with her to the places she was been. Entire time I was so engaged her story, and wanted to know more! I believe this show will inspire many people in the world! And I'm sending my wish that many people will see this show. You should see it and get inspire by her! ... full review

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PAT MUSICK certified reviewer · June 19, 2013
This one woman show turned out to be a very personal one for me. I might as well have been raised on the tenets of "The Preppy Handbook." While Jaquetta struggled to embrace these ridiculous rules, I initially clung to them as a life style, and then pushed away from them as hard as I could. This amazing journey is wonderfully funny, brilliant, and heartbreaking by turns. The writing is only topped by the incredible performance itself. I'm looking forward to Part Two, in which we hear more about the Hungarian plumber she married TWICE! Do NOT miss this show! It's a template for how all solo performances should be done. ... full review

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