(refried) bean

comedy · lemabean productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States

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Review by DYLAN MADDALENA

June 18, 2014 certified reviewer

My overall impression

What a Blast! One-Person shows can go a lot of different ways. Often, I find myself drifting if there isn’t something locking me in or the story telling doesn’t build to a point. Not the case with (refried) Bean.
I’m not sure if it was written in or if Dir. Ashley Teague made it happen, but there was wonderful audience participation that kept me totally engaged. And it’s really hard not to love writer/actor Michelle Lema (The Bean). We’ve all felt the ups and downs of finding love and taking the trip with someone so likable is a great way to run the gamut of emotions & experiences that I (personally) don’t usually like to tread.
I would LOVE to see it again but sadly, there was only one performance!! Please give this actress a longer run somewhere!!

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