Artichoke Hearts

solo performance · sarah mitchell · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America

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fringefest2016 love happens · love · characters · moving · personal journey · smart · unique
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SPENCER FRANKEBERGER · June 06, 2016
Thought-provoking, poignant, and definitely interesting.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
Impressed! ... full review

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LISA CORDILEONE certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
Engaging performance told with heart! ... full review

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TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer · June 07, 2016
Sarah wrote a beautiful piece put together from real-life interviews with over 60 people. Its touching, hilarious and even a little tearful at times. She is a brave solo performer with loads of talent. Well done! Left the show thinking and questioning myself! ... full review

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KATE BOWMAN · June 07, 2016
tagged as: smart · moving · unique
I love the entire concept for this. I love that she spent years researching something that is so abstract, and got real evidence for how unique each person's experience is with it. And the characters she played, who were real people, were very specific, and you could see each of them come to life beautifully. Go see this unique and moving piece!... full review

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KRISTEN BOULé · June 07, 2016
We randomly stumbled into the pwyc preview for Artichoke Hearts, and we sure are glad we did! A wonderfully written and performed unique look at a potentially ordinary topic, the actress does a beautiful job of taking the audience on a thoroughly engaging journey through the many different faces of love. Moving and throughly provoking, you'll laugh and cry, I'd say put this one on your viewing schedules for sure! ... full review

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BEN SILVA certified reviewer · June 07, 2016
I'm a longtime friend of Sarah's, and there is perhaps no greater nightmare than a good friend asking you to see her one-woman show. Maybe that's why, for me more than anyone, this show was a beautiful, generous surprise. You laugh before you know you're laughing and you cry before you know you're crying. It is a tremendous exercise in empathy and collective ego, a gentle exploration of the ways in which we relate to each other and ourselves. You expect to hear people talk about love during their interviews, but the subtle magic of this show comes from seeing them love, actively, even as virtual strangers, through the simple act of participating in an honest conversation with another human being. I came out of this show reminded of how lucky... full review

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BETSY RACKOVER certified reviewer · June 07, 2016
I'd like to see a lot more Sarah Mitchell as a writer and performer.... full review

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ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution · June 11, 2016
In 2013 Sarah Mitchell began interviewing a wide selection of individuals about “love”. A 72 year old man alone at the close of his life, the upwardly mobile hipster who cheated on his wife, the heavily medicated Vassar graduate, a three year old. Each segment is well performed by Mitchell and the overall results are both touching and life affirming. If the show has one omission, it is Mitchell’s sidestepping of what was her motivation in beginning these interviews. Still, it tugged at my ol' heart strings. For More Fringe Reviews Go To The TVolution.com... full review

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PENNY STARR, JR certified reviewer · June 11, 2016
tagged as: personal journey · Love · characters
The author/actress truly has a nice hand on portraying different characters of different ages/genders without resorting to caricature. ... full review

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