Little Pussy

solo performance · john grady · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America

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KRISTIN MILES PALMER · June 10, 2013
John Grady gives a captivating performance in the telling of this expertly-crafted tale of bullying and bravado. His careful movements and deliberate tone carry the audience so seamlessly through the story that I found myself forgetting to blink for fear of missing the slightest gesture. This show is sure to become a Fringe favorite! ... full review

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ALEX KNOX certified reviewer · June 10, 2013
John Grady epitomizes the usage of economy - with the tiniest gesture, a dart of his piercing eyes, or a single word, he speaks volumes. He paints pictures with his body and voice, each brushstroke deliberate and masterful. We meet John as a boy and see him grow into a man as he wrestles with his vulnerabilities. Grady's performance is at times heartbreaking, quietly beautiful, and laugh out loud hilarious. Don't miss this chance to see a master performer at work. ... full review

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com · June 11, 2013
Grady last graced the Fringe stage in 2011, when he brought his award-winning play, Fear Factor: Canine Edition. Considering the title of his current piece, I thought he had switched from dogs to cats. Needless to say he wasn't talking about that kind of pussy. In actuality, Grady's new show is about the quest for manhood, and the obstacles that must be overcome to reach that destination. It is about a boy who has to grow up the hard way, without a true "father figure" to teach him how to be a man. Along the way, he struggles through gymnastics classes, ballet and fighting off bullies before he reaches his goal of manhood. Check out the rest of my review on Examiner.com... full review

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BILL RATNER certified reviewer · June 23, 2013
John Grady is a true storytelling master. And this piece is triumphant. A former Blue Man and ballet dancer, Grady has taken to solo performance like an eagle takes flight, and he uses his masterful control of his thin, athletic frame to great advantage here. This story is at once funny and wry, and at turns deeply philosophical, heart-rending, brutal, and true in the sense that the best of theater can be. I had seen a 30 minute version of this tale last year at I.O. West, and seeing this 70 minute version was far richer, more intelligent, and deeply affecting. His facility with words, his treatment of big, important ideas of manhood, dominance, fear, and power, and his near-total control of his physicality are a delight to behold. GO!... full review

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DANIEL CORDOVA certified reviewer · June 29, 2013
The best theatre experience I've had in a very long time. It is what theatre should be: engaging, funny, moving, thought-provoking. John Grady is on his way to Toronto....if you have the chance to see any of his shows, get there any way you can.... full review

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ALISA DIEZ certified reviewer · June 29, 2013
This show was phenomenal. It's a shame that for whatever reason it was not properly promoted and reviewed therefore it didn't get the buzz going that it absolutely merited. John Grady's storytelling voice is so vibrant, strong, clear, authentic and beautiful that you, as an audience member, are transported and taken on a journey with him. His physicality, acting and writing abilities allow you to be in every painful, glorious, human moment with him. You will laugh hysterically with recognition and find yourself weeping the next with compassion and empathy. Grady is extremely skilled and nuanced in his performance, giving each moment exactly what is needed....the exact stillness, breath, emotion and power. It's a very moving piece that is uni... full review

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MICHAEL SHAW FISHER certified reviewer · June 29, 2013
John Grady is my hero. Words don't do justice to the show so I'm just gonna stop there...... full review

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