My Mom Died When I Was 14 (A Comedy)

goodnight orchard films · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · 50 mins · United States of America

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growing up · love · adolescence · brilliant · comedy · dramaedy · emotional · funny · heartbreaking · hilarious · honest · mother · moving · powerful · standup · tragedy
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KIRSTEN OPSTAD · June 24, 2018
Absolutely heart-wrenching and hilarious. This musical beautifully balances devastatingly dark confessional storytelling with the absurd and obscene humor of a 14-year-old boy. In the theatre, it made me cry, laugh and groan; thinking about the play afterwards had me weeping in a Trader Joe's parking lot. Well done.... full review

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SARAH SMITH · June 20, 2018
A must see! I wasn't sure what to expect, but if you're after deep, honest, belly laughs, followed seconds later by stunned silence and tears then this show is for you. Matt knows how to leave you feeling all sorts of feelings and I truly love this show.... full review

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KATE HUFFMAN certified reviewer · June 16, 2018
Heartfelt and wonderful! You'll laugh very hard and feel very deeply!... full review

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CAMERON NEECE certified reviewer · June 16, 2018
Absolutely incredible! ... full review

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PARKER DEAY certified reviewer · June 03, 2018
One-man shows are not easy to pull off. This one does it, and nails it. Super funny with an endearing level of vulnerability. ... full review

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RYAN LAGOD certified reviewer · June 03, 2018
tagged as: dramaedy · comedy
This show blends humor and sadness effortlessly. From the show's title, you know you are going to be dealing with a very heavy topic, but Matt Gudernatch's initial presence quickly puts the audience at ease and opens you up to a wonderful, hilarious and heartbreaking experience.... full review

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GRAHAM FENTON certified reviewer · June 03, 2018
Matt is unflinchingly honest in relating his heartwarming/heartbreaking personal story. Well-paced and incredibly funny, Matt manages to make his idiosyncratic, neurotic journey relatable to anyone who has navigated the awkward gauntlet of adolescence, high school, unrequited love, and unbearable loss. I can't recommend this show enough!... full review

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BRAD CARR certified reviewer · June 04, 2018
Matt’s show was fantastic. From start to finish, you are emotionally tied to the story of his mom, and also Matt’s delightfully awkward youth. You will feel a range of emotions throughout this excellent show that tackles such a difficult topic. It takes guts to be this vulnerable, and Matt pulls it off.... full review

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CHRISSY MARON certified reviewer · June 04, 2018
It takes true talent to pull off a one man show, and this performer, writer and creator clearly has true talent! He took the audience along for an emotional ride as he brought us through a tumultuous time of loss, growth, love and significantly delayed puberty. I laughed and cried and left feeling that I had been given a front row seat to Matt's life at age 14. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up for this show and for its star!... full review

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ERIC OBERLAND · June 08, 2018
tagged as: brilliant · moving · emotional
A riveting emotional journey that took me from raucous laughter to tears and back again. Matt bares his soul on stage in a raw performance that showcases his immense talent.... full review

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