BEYOND - Schachner Vs. Schachner

abby schachner · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America

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SEAN COPELAND certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Abby Schachner is a compelling performer. Funny, sweet, and yes, a little dangerous. She is not afraid to expose the dark side of her past. A show to see. ... full review
DANA MIN certified reviewer June 11, 2014
tagged as: heartfelt · hysterical · fearless · Brave · hilarious
abby!!! I cannot stop thinking about your show!!! I was totally affected!!! what a story!!! I laughed and cried and shuddered and rooted for you!! me and the whole audience were with you every step of the way!!! you are a beautiful, hilarious, BEYOND TALENTED warrior... and I can't wait to see the show again!!! GREAT JOB and CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... full review
STEVE TROOP certified reviewer June 11, 2014
tagged as: funny · Tragic · insightful · amazing · CRAZY · delightful
I'm so happy I went to this show! I've known Abby for a few years now and I knew how funny and interesting she was in person, but was FLOORED by how funny and interesting her one-woman show was! A must see!... full review
JEFF AHERN certified reviewer June 26, 2014
Loved it. Truth is stranger then fiction and Abby was open, funny and told a story that kept everyone riveted until the end. So good! So Brave! A must see.... full review
BART TANGREDI certified reviewer June 27, 2014
In short, I loved this show. She has an incredible story to tell and she tells it in such a moving, funny and compelling way. I was drawn in from the moment she started and she never lost my attention once. I would recommend this show to everyone I know. It is one of the best one-person shows I have ever seen and I just want to thank her for sharing her story with us.... full review
REGAN LINTON certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Abby is f*cking awesome. This is my idea of everything a good solo show should be: deeply personal, a little unhinged, unapologetic, full of energy, well-crafted, and with a vital purpose for telling the story. If you're not gonna put it all out there, why do it?! I love that the aesthetic of the show mirrors what seems to be Abby's personal and intellectual aesthetic: imperfect, unpolished (intentionally crafted so), and scattered, but with the ability to settle into a grounded place of truth that - literally - packs a punch. As an audience member, I felt like the best friend rooting on a teetering fighter (mind you, I just met Abby during Fringe...but she has an openness that allows for immediate connection, which is refreshing). Her ... full review
LINDSEY VAILLANCOURT certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Shachner vs Shachner is a great live theatre experience. Abby kills it. ... full review
DEBI BRADSHAW certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Beautiful, inspiring, funny, heartbreaking not to mention brilliant and hilarious. Abby never ceases to amaze and top herself once again. This show rocks the house. She is a dynamic and talented performer and I can't wait to see this show again. You don't want to miss this brave adventure. Abby knocks this one out of the park. The winner!!!!... full review
DAVID KALISHER certified reviewer June 27, 2014
What an amazing show! A riveting, touching, hilarious, intense, and extremely entertainingly told story of family warfare. I can't stop thinking about it! Abby grabs you and doesn't let go. She still hasn't let go - a day later! ... full review
DAVID BICKFORD certified reviewer June 14, 2014
tagged as: powerful · funny · family · murder trial
Abby Schachner is a force of nature. I've seen several of her solo shows over the years and they are always powerful, funny, weird and very entertaining. She has mined some particularly dramatic material from her youth for this show, so this one is especially memorable. On the night I saw it, a computer failed and she had neither the sound cues nor projections that were supposed to enhance her tale, but that didn't keep it from being a terrifically entertaining piece. ... full review