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I Died...I Came Back...Whatever.

fearless imp entertainment · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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FRANK RADA certified reviewer June 15, 2015
To say I liked this show would be an understatement. Cyanne's story of her death and life could be preachy or melodramatic, but instead it is funny, moves at lightening speed and is touching. She's a captivating performer, spinning out a dazzling number of distinct characters that populate her show. It's a wonderful show about a charismatic woman's heart in all of its meanings.... full review
MIKE DOWLING June 19, 2015
The first thing I noticed while seeing "I Died.. I Came Back... Whatever" is what an incredibly natural actress Cyanne McClairian is. Not only did she move effortlessly playing doctors, friends, bullies, and even freaking Laurence Olivier. But she is also natural and endearing playing herself, both dead AND alive. This show takes the path most creative in the way it tells the story of McClairian's life, death and life again. It could have been a simple narration of what happened, but instead we get rich characters, a crazy story, and a surprising amount of emotion. The story and McClairian's acting ability are on full display in this great addition to the 2015 Fringe Festival. ... full review
DAMIEN LUVARA certified reviewer June 16, 2015
I laughed, I left ...reviewing. This show is a slow burn with great pay off. I say slow burn, because for me it always takes a while to start building the world in my head that a solo performer is building onstage. Call it the ADHD call it just being a lazy audience member just don't call it Cyanne's fault. But cause I've never seen a dead person work harder. From the moment she flat lines, Cyanne is off and running. Showing us her chops and incomperable range in this one woman show of force. I lost count at how many characters and she emobies, and that is right around the time when I was hooked on this story. Baring everything for us in a small black box theatre this world comes to life. At times fantstic and at times tragic the sho... full review
RACHEL STREGER certified reviewer June 21, 2015
I just saw "I Died...I Came Back... Whatever, and recommend you see it too! It was funny, touching and filled with life lessons. Cyanne McClairian gives an inspiring performance, reminding us to embrace what you have and live life.... full review
MATT RITCHEY June 21, 2015
The phrase "tour de force" is really cliche. I don't care. This is an instance where words like "brilliant" and "amazing" sound like weak praise written by a friend of the performer. This is not a one-woman show. It's a full experience with multiple realistic characters in an emotional story guatanteed to bring you to tears. Cyanne is, simply put, amazing. Don't believe me? Well, woops, her show is completely sold out for the rest if the run. Try to catch it when she's extended - because there's no way this show is over!!... full review
RICHARD GRAVES June 20, 2015
A Slice of Heaven! This is what Cyanne McClairian introduces us to in her fascinating one-woman show. You'll have the opportunity to meet, and make not only her acquaintance, but also those of numerous other characters, living and dead, including the heavenly spirits of Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. The play is based on McClairian's actual real life event of a near death experience she lived through as a young woman. (FYI: She's STILL a young woman.) This occurred while she was on the operating table having surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. The Heaven she inhabited for a brief period of time is not only characterized by stunning beauty, love, compassion, and wisdom; but is also a challenging arena - prodding us to face o... full review
JIM HANNA June 23, 2015
Holy cow! This is a hurricane in a coffee can. So much energy, wit,and heartbreak jammed into so many well-crafted characters in such a short time. Huge props to Cyanne for this incredible show.... full review
WADE SKALSKY certified reviewer June 26, 2015
Whoa! Right out of the gate you know you are going to have to be prepared for a ride since the main characters basically immediately dies. Thankfully death cannot stop our heroine or her story. I lost count of the number of characters this talented actress regaled us with. Physical challenges create the backdrop of a unique outlook on life that I was honored to learn about. Cyanne has no fear and attacks her story with confidence. Her story, and her telling of it, will stay with you. ... full review
LAUREN SIMON certified reviewer June 26, 2015
tagged as: amazing · captivating · rebirth · Olivier · whirlwind · energy
What an amazing whirlwind experience, delivered by a red-headed "fearless imp" with enormous energy, humor and heart! From the time she dies on the operating table, through her many encounters and characterizations, Cyanne McClairian's performance held me captivated. Who among us has not wondered about "heaven's waiting room", that space between life and death, if it exists, what it's like....? What an account she has written! What emotions she stirs, moving between death and inspiration with laughter, tears, and back again. Thankfully Cyanne has returned to us a full-grown woman with enormous talent. See the show!... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer July 09, 2015
Cyanne McClairian’s one woman show, I Died...I Came Back...Whatever will now enjoy the dubious distinction of serving me as an excellent example to call upon when an opinion I hold is in need of bolstering. (Would you believe that doesn’t happen often? Would you believe that if it was reported by Sean Hannity?) You see, during the just ended Hollywood Fringe, that month long celebration of the arts by the creative clans of Los Angeles, I found myself on more than one occasion discussing definitions. What qualified as “fringe”? What qualifies a piece “performance art” as opposed to “self indulgent crap”? What constituted originality and what deserved damning as downright derivative? Typically, o... full review

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