Listen... Can You Hear Me Now?

solo performance · an 11:11 experiment · Ages 13+ · family friendly · flashing lights · one person show · United States

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DINAH LACEY · June 15, 2013
MUST GO SEE!!! I went with a friend today to the 2:15 showing at The Complex, in LA. I LOVED it. It was an interesting and innovative twist to what I usually have heard about deaf culture. It was inspiring and funny too boot! I went as part of an assignment for attending a Deaf Culture Event for my Finger Spelling class I am taking. My teacher had suggested this as an opportunity to see the many sides of the culture we are learning (but bring a friend who can sign; because, we have to sign when we go to the events). I have been taking sign for a few years now, and I have never heard a story quite like this! Again, I LOVED it! I want to see it again! I highly recommend going to this this show. Gloria is a joy to watch. She takes you WITH... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 16, 2013
I saw this show yesterday at the Complex on SM Blvd. at Wilcox. The production was interesting and very funny! Tho it tells a personal, biographical story, it concerns universal themes: I could really relate! Congratulations to Ms. Rosen and to the whole 11:11 experiment team!... full review

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BROOKE SILVA certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
The story of a hearing child in a deaf family is very interesting. The details of her particular family are intriguing. However, this show mostly made me want to read her memoir. It often felt like the actor was reading from a book. The story is captivating, but I'm not sure it's theatrical enough to be entertaining as a one-woman show. The characters she does in the process are the highlight: her mother, her aunt, her father, her friend. I really do hope to read her memoir someday and find out more about the life that I was introduced to during this hour show! ... full review

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BENNY LUMPKINS certified reviewer · June 18, 2013
This is a warm story that will touch your heart. Oneof tiff best one person shows I have ever seen. Such a poignant and clear description of what hear ing life is like in a deaf community and I am warmfully greatful for that.... full review

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JANET MILLER certified reviewer · June 16, 2013
A courageous show. Thank you for sharing you life with us. ... full review

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KIMBERLY FOX certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
First let me say, as an "over 50" female myself, I'm always interested in hearing other "mature" women's stories (not enough of that in this world, IMHO). Also, I was intrigued by the show's description and wondered what kind of story we might "hear." I was surprised and challenged by Rosen's bio-play. Her's is a most unusual and utterly unique journey of finding her own voice--literally and poetically. I loved the artful spareness of her staging and, as the story unfolded, I kept wondering "how did this fascinating female artist emerge from this incredible story?"--a personal story that would either utterly debilitate a woman, or force her to push out and become very much her own person with a completely unique POV. Thankfully, Rosen's ... full review

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BILL RATNER certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
Gloria Rosen's story of growing up with deaf parents is odd, quirky, funny, frustrating, and ultimately quite fascinating. Not sure why the lights kept snapping to different settings so often, but it didn't matter. Rosen's tale is a great one to hear, and certainly one I hadn't heard before. Rosen is a very likable storyteller. And the reverse prejudice held and often expressed by her parents: "The hearing--stupid," is funny and thought-provoking. ... full review

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RANA DAVIS certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
The story is beautiful and heartwarming. Gloria is delightful and sincere and brings us right into the heart of her predicament ( which I won't name, so as not to spoil). Authentic, poignant...I believed every word. Rana Davis TARRT Productions... full review

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MORNA MURPHY MARTELL · June 22, 2013
This fascinating one-woman memoir by actress Gloria Rosen is about growing up with two deaf parents. Being a hearing child created an oppressive atmosphere for a young girl and the story of how she managed to survive her harsh mother is both shocking and amusing. It is a glimpse into a silent world that imprisons all who inhabit it in one way or another. Her mother forbade signing – she was a brilliant lip reader - but that cut young Gloria off from her father and created other problems. Still, I was saddened that as a writer Rosen did not let us appreciate her mother’s dilemma. How, in order not to feel handicapped her mother, born deaf, needed to make the whole people, the hearing ones, seem stupid. I’d like to have seen more compassion fo... full review

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FRANK BLOCKER · June 28, 2013
Sorry to be so late with my review, but was glad to catch Gloria's work. Love getting a perspective that's unfamiliar and connecting to the person. Fascinating to 'hear' both the struggles from her side of things yet gaining a new and deeper understanding of the deaf world. And Gloria's funny, too. Thank you for that. ... full review

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