(hit ctrl+c to copy)

Poofy du Vey in "Burden of Poof"

comedy · courtney cunningham · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States

Buy Tickets Add to Favorites Add Your Review

Review by DAN OSTER

June 21, 2014
IMPORTANT NOTE: We cannot certify this reviewer attended a performances of this show because no ticket was purchased through this website or the producer has not verified they attended.

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!

Was this review helpful? yes · no


A show beyond this reality? A one-man cabaret about never, EVER fitting in. Told through four days in the 90's. Described as, "Reinventing the form," "amateur," "musically outstanding," "a waste of time," "earnest, heartbreaking, & real."

Jessie's Messy Mind

A "crazy" solo show that makes a mental difference. Jessie is an artist with schizo-affective whose show is a refreshing, humorous look into the heart of mental difference. You'll either leave enlightened or simply lightened up!