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Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift

solo performance · seven seductions of taylor swift · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States

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JAEGER CHRISTIAN certified reviewer June 08, 2014
Definitely was not sure to expect, so I took my sister, a bona fide 30-something Swiftie from the Midwest, and we both loved it from the first mention of Joe Jonas. I laughed out loud a bunch - the performance was perfect, and the media was flawless. Will probably go again...... full review
BEAU SMITH certified reviewer June 14, 2014
I have no context of Taylor Swift other than she's a popular singer, so I went into this show not expecting anything, really. I had no idea what it was about, all I knew is the promos were odd and had an undercurrent of something weird and subversive so I thought it was worth a look. And yes. Yes it is. The show explores the personalities of 7 of Swift's exes, through video footage and monologues by the "idiot actor," Tad Shafer, who impressed me with many many specific moments, one of which is nailing the Kennedy dialect, not the easiest pattern of American speech. The show starts off funny, mostly, with the first three exes exploring their inadequacy as men in fairly obvious ways through juxtaposition of thought (recorded ... full review
MICHAL SINNOTT certified reviewer June 28, 2014
Thad Shafer is a brilliant, brave, funny performer. Each date offers something original and specifically it's own to the audience. There's hyperbole and over the top moments, as well as subtlety and nuance. There are reflections on fame and privacy, and private moments of pain, and awe for the girl in the title. It's a sweet show that covers a lot of ground for all it's silliness while still somehow giving a respectful nod to the country sweetheart who bakes cookies and gives us catchy pop hits about love. Great writing on the part of all the female playwrights. ... full review
BETHANY ESFANDIARI certified reviewer June 15, 2014
I give this show an enthusiastic GO! Seven Seductions is hilarious and surprising-- you find yourself genuinely feeling for each of the characters (and Taylor Swift). Social commentary and actual meaningful themes suffuse their way into the script and underlie the entire show, and you find yourself left with them more than the comedy you thought you were watching. Tad Shafer is a BRILLIANT actor, so getting to watch him morph his way through 7 people is a definite treat! In a play that could've been done over the top, Amin el Gamal directs Shafer and sets the scene incredibly well-- there is not a wasted motion or overdone moment. The play, written by seven female playwrights, is fun to travel through-- each done in a different style. I part... full review