BEYOND - Unemployed. Finally.

solo performance · written and performed by heather r. dowling · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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Review by JIM HANNA

June 23, 2015 certified reviewer

My overall impression

The impossibly engaging Heather Dowling starts off on a traditional solo show track: A charming and hysterical storyteller spins out a winning tale stuffed full of funny and touching characters. But something else is going on here. And when she finally takes you to some of the darker, more touching moments, she kicks you right in the teeth. I think my favorite part is that there’s a spoiler right in the title! You know where she’s going, especially since you see her right in front of your very eyes living the life she’s meant to live. And yet, my stomach was knotting up as I kept rooting for this woman to figure out her true calling. Heather somehow manages to build genuine suspense into a story you know the ending to. Genius! Well done, Heather!

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