MisShapen

ensemble theatre · buried moon productions · Ages 14+ · United States

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ALEX SCOTT · June 24, 2013
I have mixed feelings on Misshapen, mostly because I feel like the issue of Body Image/ I'm too fat/ I'm too thin/ I don't feel right in my body is a bit tired, especially from the college student perspective. The various "variety acts" seem to drift all over the place and there's what little through line there is seems to pretty forces. That said - the final two minutes of this show are the most honest, most heartfelt, most genuine two minutes I've seen on stage at this year's festival. And it's for that reason this show deserves an audience.... full review

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RUTH STEWART certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
What a great ensemble cast taking on the hot topic of body image. Poems, monologues, short scenes, and songs tell the story of various people with body image problems. Humor and pathos combined with solid acting made for an enjoyable play.... full review

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com · June 22, 2013
I wasn't sure what to expect from this show. Considering its subject matter - the struggle with poor self-image caused by a proliferation of media about the "perfect" body - the cast delivered its message in startling clarity. This is raw theater, unpolished, yet powerful and profound in its message. You cannot help but be changed by this performance. Definitely check it out - but only if you want the truth, not the media hype.... full review

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JEANETTE DEUTSCH certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
Some truly honest and personal moments from the cast. I thought they did a great job of cutting the show from it's original 1:40 run time without sacrificing the message. I will say that I thought some of the through-line was lost. Gorgeous ending scene. ... full review

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CINDY MARIE JENKINS · June 23, 2013
I saw this purely based on the "Oreo" monologue they presented during the Cabaret. What a surprise! Some parts were better than others, mostly based on sound levels, but they had me in tears with one character's journey near the beginning. This troupe is one I want to keep on my radar for their brutal inner workings and bravery of theme. It certainly didn't touch everyone as deeply as me, but everyone should know this is how society and our actions/ marketing affects people's mental/physical health.... full review

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HOLLY BALTAZAR certified reviewer · June 24, 2013
This show took what every person has thought about their body and put it on stage. I loved the actors and each story that was being told. The show made me laugh and cry! Great job everyone! That show was exactly what I needed to feel better about myself and my body.... full review

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JANNA PHILLIPS certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
Absolutely fantastic play with great performances. I cried. Very powerful with a punch even as the short version. Go see it! ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 21, 2013
I loved the show! All of the cast members did such a fantastic job in developing their characters. I think I found myself identify a little bit with some part of what they said or did. The subject matter is so appropriate right now with the pressure that the media puts on all ages to fit an image that is unobtainable. If the same media could reverse that for people to understand that we're all okay and beautiful just the way we are. It was thought provoking, made me laugh, cry and want to tell my friends to come and see. Community Theater is so special and unique and we all need to come and experience and support this. Thumbs up- Waaaay Up for Misshapen!!! I hope the message can continue to grow across to bigger s... full review

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PETER SEVALY certified reviewer · June 23, 2013
What a wonderful way of sending the message that everyone is beautiful in their own way- The perfect body, does not make perfect person even with outside forces,temptations, and todays technology. Many people need to learn this lesson in todays world. Bravo !... full review

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MATTHEW FAULS certified reviewer · June 25, 2013
This production was raw, beautiful and at points hard to sit through (not in a bad way). Misshapen makes you take a look at yourself and say, you are beautiful no matter what. It's hard to do but this show forces you to do it. It makes you face something that isn't easy to face. It's something that we all struggle with. I seriously have to applaud the creative team (director, writer, designers) on Misshapen as a whole. It is a HUGE feet to be able to have this big of an impact on an audience, especially one like myself who closes themselves off at times. I also want to thank them for bringing this to the world. It's an important piece and one that needs to be told. I also want to congratulate the actors on going deeper, not wider, with... full review

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