crooked heart theater · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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NOEL BRINKERHOFF uncertified reviewer June 09, 2013
Watching this play did not give me man boobs, but that's okay because I had a great time! Who knew a play about marketing and women could be so damn funny, and thoughtful as well. A really great production through and through from the writing to the directing to the acting ... go see it! ... full review
LEAH BOUSTAN uncertified reviewer June 11, 2013
The play uses a seemingly small event -- the release of pens marketed especially to women -- as a window into the lives of four very different women. The script starts out light and funny, full of humorous, quirky observations, but, by the end, you really care about all of the characters and are rooting for them to each reach a personal goal or turning point.... full review
RA'ANAN BOUSTAN uncertified reviewer June 11, 2013
A funny, insightful, and ultimately moving exploration of the impact that sexist consumerism can have on the experience of women and the power of feminism to create surprising forms of solidarity. Brava! ... full review
MICHAEL HIGGENBOTTOM uncertified reviewer June 14, 2013
WOW!! What an amazingly talented cast of actresses. F WORD was immensely entertaining and hilarious!! What was even more impressive is that this work is based on an actual event. Don't miss this show! I have seen a couple of the plays at the Fringe Festival this season, and this is by FAR my favorite thus far!! ... full review
LISA MACKLEM uncertified reviewer June 15, 2013
Saw this play today and loved it. The entire show rested on the script and the actors who simply sat in their chairs for the duration. It was tightly written, topical, smart, funny, and poignant. The four actors never left their seats (bravo for the bravery of the director!), yet clearly showed how their characters developed over the course of the play. Perhaps the only thing that I didn't love about the play was that it was too short! I highly recommend this and I'll be keeping a lookout for more from the writer, director, and actors in the future. Go see this play!... full review
JAYMIE BELLOUS uncertified reviewer June 16, 2013
This witty and poignant script by Alyson Mead recounts a focus group discussing a dainty pen marketed towards women, through an interweaving monologue for four. The subtlety and simplicity of Danielle Ozymandias' staging allows Mead's script to shine, yielding non-stop laughter. Tiffany Rebecca Royale delivers a standout performance as the uptight attorney with a hidden heart of gold, Roxanne. Her deft characterization and understated power reminded me of Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. With such vivid characters in The Other F Word, I only wish these actresses had the opportunity to interact. If you are looking for a night of laughs that will make you think, this is the play to see! This ensemble cast really puts the heart in C... full review
HEATHERLYNN GONZALEZ uncertified reviewer June 16, 2013
I've never seen anything like this. I was a bit worried about having, essentially, four monologues, becoming flat. However, the dialogue is so artfully interwoven, the direction was willing to not push the show into something artificial, and the four actors were so comfortable with it that they didn't need to do anything but speak to us, that it flew by. And the moment the house lights went up, the audience was talking about the show. This show is EXACTLY what Fringe should be!... full review
MEGAN RUBLE uncertified reviewer June 16, 2013
This was everything I wanted it to be, and more. Fabulous and meaningful writing along side some great performances. I'm not the biggest fan of monologue type shows, but this one was so clean, so well acted and so beautifully intertwined, that i didn't find myself drifting for even a second. Congrats to everyone involved!!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2013
I was given the pen at the center of this play in a gift bag at an awards event, and I thought I was the only person who thought they seemed ridiculous... glad I wasn't alone! great play, very funny!... full review