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My overall impression
Digging into a character’s discomfort alone in front of an audience is not an easy thing to do—and even harder to make funny—but Cunningham takes us along for the ride and it pays off. Her Poofy du Vey is indeed funny, but also vulnerable, frightened, and deeply human. There are big moments in “Burden of Poof”, but it’s the smallest ones that are perhaps the most touching. By the end of the show, as Poofy struggles for a modest victory against herself, you can’t help but root for her to win. I had a wonderful time!