It’s a wonderful thing when a performer is as entertaining to watch as Liz Femi, and Liz is a performer who knows how to take her audiences along for the ride. From lights up, to lights down, you can tell she loves doing this show, and performing is her passion.
There are a few things that get me down about “Poor House” however. Very rehearsed movement on stage seems sloppy at some points, and almost forced at others – sort of like Femi is being directed to make sure she uses the whole space. Throughout the entire production, I found myself losing Liz and the wonderful projections that accompany her – mostly due to bright, unfocused, very thrown together lighting. In my opinion, this show would work better in a smaller space, with more room for the direction to be honed in and focused. Otherwise, it’s a crisp little piece.