This show rocks. It's quick, funny, energetic and a good time. And it's actually about something that many people deal with and don't talk about without being a total downer. Great writing. Great acting. My opinion, See it if you can. ...
Although my GF's phone was on silent, the alarm went off and she almost died from embarrassment. I have to say Shyam was amazing at dealing with it.
So with the play. What can I say other than AMAZING. Well written, but more importantly, amazingly performed. I wanted to hold her. Shyam has done an amazing human story in a witty, deeply personal and high dynamic performance worthy of the highest praise in her achievement of a blend of art, humanity, joy, pain and our lives reflected.
Well done well done well done.
A few biases I had going in:
- personal relationship with performer
- predisposition to like theater performances
- supporter of the LGBT community
So I really enjoyed it for all those reasons.
I thought the play was really well-written and incredibly creative. I loved the speed-dating bit as a way of revealing the character and what she was going through.
The ending was also really really good. I loved the last scene we see before it all fades to black. Shyam did a great job playing that part - it very sincere and emotional.
The humor was well-done. I had a sincere laughs. My only criticism (hopefully it's constructive!) is that a few of the impressions felt a bit too angular - the transition to the impressions w...
This play has everything from dating, loss, modern-day working and the nuances of being a British Indian delivered in a refreshingly raw, witty, heartwrenching style. Treya tells her wonderful story in this one hour long roller coaster ride that skilfully leads the audience through the highs of her hilarious, laugh-out-Loud anecdotes and tear-jerking lows of her sorrows that shed light on important prejudices in today's world. Masterfully written, acted and directed, Shyam seamlessly transitions between characters and emotions, fully engaging her audience. She may have called it a one-woman show but the way she did it made it feel like you were sat in her world experiencing everything and everyone just as Treya would. ...
What an impressive accomplishment! The writing was intimate and funny, the delivery charming and impeccable (what impressions!), and the story relatable and well-paced. I genuinely laughed and I teared up. Shyam touched on themes of death, identity, confidence, community, love, and relationships. Definitely go!...
This was my first one-person show, and I was super surprised at how entertaining it was! The actress did an excellent job of jumping from character to character pretty flawlessly. The dates were pretty funny as well. And it was only an hour! I really enjoyed myself. ...
Follow the link (“original article”) for my Exit Review of the one-person show "Treya’s Last Dance" which opened last night, Monday June 8, and is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015.
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I really don't know where to begin! Shyam Bhatt wrote and starred in her own one-woman play 'Treya's Last Dance' which gave audiences the best emotional highs and lows to keep them engaged. Such a brave and talented actress to stand alone for one hour and literally entertain for every moment of it. A real must see at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival! ...