The Viola Mountain Door Company

solo performance · greg abbott · United States

family friendly one person show world premiere
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PAT MUSICK certified reviewer June 11, 2013
Small towns often survive by having a factory where everyone works. Greg Abbott embodies all the characters who work together to craft beautiful wooden doors in a world that values everything just a little bit less than it use to. Each of these characters are very different, but Abbott's transitions are seamless. Funny and heartbreaking by turns, we see these people come and go quickly, but leave a lasting impression. It's a sweet trip to take to a simpler time.... full review
JOHN BATCHELOR certified reviewer June 11, 2013
I always enjoy a show that takes me somewhere that I haven't been. And I have never been in a door factory! Taking a glimpse into this world and getting to know the workers (and their take on the world) was enlightening. Greg takes you on a great tour. This is a tight show with lots of laughs and a few tears. ... full review
DIANE ROMEO certified reviewer June 08, 2013
AWESOME!!!!!Was a really good show. How one person can do 5 different characters so clearly different is so fun to watch. Greg did a great job on all with just as entertaining of a story. We really enjoyed it. go see VIOLA MOUNTAIN DOOR COMPANY.... full review
ANDREA WRIGHT certified reviewer June 15, 2013
I loved this show. Introspective and intimate, Greg Abbott channels five different characters inspired from his Midwest upbringing, all distinct in their passions and heartaches, and beautifully, clearly performed. In a time right now where the entertainment industry is in a rather mysterious place, it was a comfort and delight to slip into the time/space of a "Prairie Home Companion" - like atmosphere...only to see that these characters too share the same unknown-ness that many of us artists do. Abbott masterfully weaves many heroes' journeys under the guise of "simple" Midwest folk that face challenges everyone can recognize and relate to. Pay close attention to the Russian character, and his refusal to file a lawsuit despite ... full review
DANNY BOZARTH certified reviewer June 17, 2013
Run and see Greg Abbott before it's too late! My favorite character is Darlene. In fact I'd like to see an entire show that revolves around her. Greg is so talented, and he becomes the characters he has created. I really love this show, and I plan to see it again next weekend.... full review
MICHAELA MORGAN certified reviewer June 21, 2013
Fve stars to Greg Abbott ...not just for great writing and acting (6 characters- no small feat) but capturing what slowly happened in America one factory at a time! It touches deeply, as we've relatives or people we know that fall into these beautiful characters... It's a "must go see" The Viola Mountain Door Company! ... full review
ERIN MOORE certified reviewer June 24, 2013
Viola Mountain Door Company is one of HFF13's hidden gems. Greg Abbot effortlessly weaves a story involving multiple characters. My fear with these type of shows is that storytellers are not often able to make the audience truly embrace each different character. Abbot takes on different physical characters as well as speech mannerisms, making it very easy to believe he is those characters and not just someone acting like those characters. A very sweet one hour production that is beautifully written and expertly performed!... full review
ALAN GREER certified reviewer July 02, 2013
Fantastic Show! Greg did a great job of presenting five distinctly different characters, and how they view life and the changes they are forced to face. The writing was exceptional and representitive of the challenges that many of us currently face in this economy. I would highly recommend this show.... full review