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The Cracker Jack

solo performance · mike rad · Ages 15+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States

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MIKE SMITHSON certified reviewer June 19, 2014
Mike Rad's "The Cracker Jack" is an engaging remembrance of not only his "Uncle Jimmy", but a time and vocation not many are familiar with. Mike's love for his Uncle and family radiate thru every anecdote that make up this life's story. There's more to be discovered here and I hope Mr. Rad will be given the opportunity to tell us the complete story in the future... ... full review
DAVID STIEVE certified reviewer June 19, 2014
Mike Rad has put together a very candid, warm, and revealing portrait of a family member all of us would have benefited to know or have in our own lives. His casual storytelling style is at once commanding and inviting, calmly and engagingly guiding us back in time to the docks of the Hudson, and introducing us to the myriad colorful characters that populated it. The subtle production, paired with David Robinson's gently supportive direction, enhance the feel of the show with just the right amount of sight and sound going on behind Mike's relating of the tales. More than once, I felt transported to a place I've never been, but now feel I know. ... full review
AMANDA LUND certified reviewer June 19, 2014
Such an entertaining and intimate look at one man's life. Mike Rad is very funny and so earnest that you can't help but share in his appreciation and nostalgia for his favorite uncle. Highly recommend! ... full review
MATT FIFE certified reviewer June 19, 2014
This is a worthy watch and worthy subject...a one man show of colorful stories about a larger than life Uncle. It's not every day that you hear these kinds of stories (unless it's a family get together), nor are they always told in a heartfelt and compelling way. The Crackerjack is part history lesson of a working man's era now forever changed, part "American tune", and part swan song farewell to a favorite and influential relative. Mike Rad delivers, and you'll find yourself thinking about his family long after you've left the theatre, must see!... full review
RIKKI RONAE FERRIE certified reviewer June 20, 2014
tagged as: heartfelt · inspirational · moving
Mike Rad gives a heartfelt performance about his uncle Jimmy and the impact he had on his life growing up. If you can go check out the show, I would highly recommend it.... full review

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