I laughed, I gasped, I think I even purred at one point. What a wonderful cross country-road trip of stories, twists and unexpected realizations. There is a certain delicious contrast between Les Kurkendaal’s frantic-go-lucky adventure and Marlene Nichols’ sultry, poetic memoir. It was fun just watchin these two, in turn, fill the stage in such an intimate venue. as the Elephant Studio in Hollywood.
The heart of this piece is honest and genuine. Les gives us an earnest account of his road trip release from the malaise that sent him driving out of Los Angeles. It paired surprisingly well with Marlene’s smooth and poignant delivery of a young woman’s search for her self in Paris, New York, Memphis and Los Angeles. In the end, it is the relationships that we enter into which give eaning, and no small amount of consternation, to our lives.
I don’t want to give too much away, but this is just plain good storytelling by two people who love to tell stories, and it shows. Check it out. You will be glad you did.