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Darlene: Four Feet From Crazy

comedy · greg abbott · world premiere · one person show · United States

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MARIE BRODERICK uncertified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: touching · clever · funny · folksy
Greg Abbott has created a character in Darlene that everyone can love or love to hate. She's a small town woman with big opinions. The stories she tells of the folks of Viola will have you laughing out loud so much so that by the end of the 50 minutes you will wonder where the time went and from where the strange tenderness in your heart arose. That's the magic of Darlene. I want more Darlene!... full review
ANDREW GOLDENBERG certified reviewer June 17, 2014
Last year, I saw Greg's one-man-show The Viola Mountain Door Company and was super excited to come back for his new one-woman-show! Darlene was definitely a stand out character from that first Fringe show and Greg's performance is so specific and nuanced that there are times you'll forget he's not a woman. I love the dry wit that makes up most of Greg's comedy styling and I absolutely was not disappointed in this funny, touching show! Definitely recommend!... full review
RICK KENT uncertified reviewer June 17, 2014
Greg Abbott's Darlene: Four Feet From Crazy is a complete delight. A sequel, of sorts, to Greg's show The Viola Mountain Door Company, it's a much more intimate portrait of a small town inhabitant who may or may not be off her rocker. Darlene regales the audience with stories about her family and friends (and enemies) while trying to get her lost cat out of a tree, that are alternately hilarious and touching. Greg Abbott creates a very memorable character with a dry wit that is second to none. You don't have to have seen the original show to enjoy this one. This show is a guaranteed good time at the theatre!... full review
JOE SPENCE certified reviewer June 28, 2014
tagged as: character show
One of the most consistently funny performers in Hollywood.... full review
ABBY SCHACHNER uncertified reviewer June 28, 2014
tagged as: delightful · Engaging · smart · glad i came
what a sweet, sincere character. it was so refreshing to see a man, portraying a woman, and not being just one joke. darlene is sweet, has a lot to say, and the comedy is smart... different. i was taken by her. I'm definitely glad i showed up. slow, smart comedy... charming, delightful, and fun. great details in the text, too. next time, darlene gets a set... and props... or put her on a kid's show and let's just listen to her lessons. regardless, i'd like to see Darlene in some more situations. She's like Fancy's distant cousin on her father's side.... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 29, 2014
tagged as: character · funny
Darlene is a very likable woman, and everybody needs to go Betty Bonkers from time to time. If you like funny, sweet character studies, this show is for you.... full review
ALANA CASH uncertified reviewer June 21, 2014
Darlene is hilarious from start to finish. That dress! Those shoes! Her accent! She's a bit peculiar, maybe a little touched in the head, and completely captivating. Not a dull moment, not a misstep. Greg Abbott got a full standing ovation at the end of the play. And he deserved it. Highly recommended.... full review
JOHN BATCHELOR uncertified reviewer June 23, 2014
tagged as: funny · quirky · clever
I love when a play takes me somewhere I've never been. Or when it takes me to a place from my childhood. This play did a little of both. I meet Darlene and see the world from her perspective. Her world view is quite different from my own. While at the same time, it reminds me of some people that I met growing up. This play is very funny, insightful and thoughtful. Just the kind of play that you hope for at the Fridge Festival. ... full review