Take Me To The Poorhouse

comedy · take me to the poorhouse · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · Nigeria

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ANNA WALTERS · June 17, 2013
Deeply funny, wonderfully revealing, deftly characterized. Purely personal but also universal. A loving portrait of growing up. ... full review

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SOPHIA THOMAS · June 09, 2013
Enjoyed the show! This material was a breath of fresh air and very entertaining. Liz Femi is comical and does a beautiful job both as an actress and a writer. Also loved that this show is appropriate for all ages. ... full review

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KRISTINE OLLER · June 10, 2013
Go. I promise Take Me To The Poorhouse will thoroughly entertain you – which is, too often, a rare compliment to be able to give about a play (let a alone a one person show!) But Liz Femi Wilson knocks it out of the park. Anyone who has ever been 8 years old can relate to it :) – hey, and the language is clean so even an 8-year-old can attend.... full review

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E K certified reviewer · June 10, 2013
Liz Femi is incredible! Touching, hilarious, poignant, real, Liz brings to bright and engaging life the characters of her 8-year-old world in Nigeria. Go see this show.... full review

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HEAVYNN GATES certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
Liz Femi is a genius!!! Pure genius... Incredible I look forward to seeing more from this amazing artist...... full review

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MICHAEL KUYA certified reviewer · June 11, 2013
A very cool performance with a charming story. Every character portrayed by Liz Femi was entertaining to watch and listen to. Nice storytelling!... full review

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MARISSA INGRASCI certified reviewer · June 12, 2013
Liz is such a treat to watch on stage. The clever, funny and deeply heartfelt storyline is both entertaining and refreshing. ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 09, 2013
This one woman play was touching and hilarious! I loved how Liz Femi was able to embody a wide range of colorful characters. Seeing her transform back and forth between three kids, or to and forth between her and her mother, was fun and entertaining. The story was a nice inversion of a classic tale and an interesting peek into what life feels like for an 8-year-old middle class Nigerian girl. If you enjoy seeing something different and like a mix of comedy and drama, I highly recommend this!! ... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 09, 2013
Really excellent but too long. ... full review

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SHEANA OCHOA · June 17, 2013
Walking into The Lounge Theatre for the world premiere of “Take Me to the Poorhouse,” one is struck by the possibilities of a practically empty stage. With only a knee-high square box on one side of the stage and a shallow square-shaped step on the other, it’s difficult to believe the petite actor, Liz Femi, will enter and not only fill up the stage, but enlarge it into a middle class Nigerian kitchen, a classroom closet, a shanty one-room neighbor’s house, and a street scene with story-hungry kids sharing in a circle. Writer and Performer Liz Femi was born in England, but raised in Nigeria. She has performed in theatre, film and television and holds two Masters degrees, one in Education, the other in acting from Harvard. The play opens w... full review

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