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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June 08, 2015 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Ever had a job you hate? Well, try having had 30+! Anyone who has endured horrible jobs, wacky coworkers, insane bosses, bad pay, and the 9-to-5 grind will identify with Heather Dowling in this hilarious one-woman show about bringing home the bacon — and chasing an artistic dream. Dowling is a joy to watch. She lights up the stage, an energetic performer with a packed arsenal of voices and characters, all of whom feel plucked from real life. From maniacal Navy drill sergeants to absent-minded small town newspaper editors to dodgy gun-toting bar owners, she takes us along on the unconventional journey of employment that finally brought her to this theater in Hollywood. Be sure to pack a handkerchief or wipe an eye on your seatmate’s sleeve, because there are also raw, truthful tearjerking moments alongside the laughs. The show’s end comes with us wishing there were “outtakes” for all the characters who didn’t make it into the show. If you can catch a seat for this sold-out show, grab one.

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