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My overall impression
See this show for the writing.
It’s not just the truthful, personal storytelling. It’s the fact that it’s put to words so eloquently. It’s poetic in a wonderful, subtle way.
The show is essentially four monologues, but they are strong and poignant. More important than that, though, is that each one takes us to a lower level than before until finally being lifted up at the end. The arc here is great, even if the stories are unrelated. They are tied together by a common spirit.
The staging and directing is rough and the show would have benefited from a stronger director. But that’s not why you’ll see this show.
The acting ranges from adequate to good. The bookend actors are the highlights and Juan Enrique Carillo shines in the final monologue. But that’s not why you’ll see this show.
Go to All Brown, All Chingon to hear personal, well-crafted stories told with Jose Casas’ unique voice. At times razor sharp, but usually sentimental and touching, it tells stories in a way that makes you forget you’re in a theater.
Go see this show.
PS I just met Jose at Fringe this year and have never seen his work before. Needless to say, I’m glad that I did.