Coffee Tea or Me

comedy · the adventures of les kurkendaal · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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PETER MICHAEL MARINO uncertified reviewer June 12, 2015
tagged as: funny witty smart
Les and Marlene weave a wonderful journey together as Les drives cross-country to work his sh*t out, while Marlene regales him (and us) with NPR-type radio tales. This show is unique, funny, smart and touching. It's like being on a road trip across the world with both performers serving as great company. See this little gem. You'll be glad you did!... full review
MATTHEW MARTIN uncertified reviewer June 13, 2015
I honestly didn't know anything about this show going in. And I am so glad. Les and Marlene surprised me so much by just how simple, sweet and honest this show was. How well the two of them moved through their segments was beautiful. And both of them are such masterful storytellers that the entire audience was with them from start to finish. Truly a must see this year!... full review
LEIGH CURRAN certified reviewer June 18, 2015
I really enjoyed myself listening to two great storytellers who kept surprising me as their stories took unexpected twists and turns. Am still thinking about their adventures in living. Funny, moving and full of life!... full review
ALICE WONG uncertified reviewer December 15, 2022
Hello!... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 08, 2015
tagged as: comedy · true stories · Love · miracles · lgbt
Beautifully off-handed, delightful and moving. Highly recommended. Read the full review at Gia On The Move (official press)... full review
DAMIEN LUVARA uncertified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: poignant
This show is a poignant, entertaining and heart felt piece of theatre. It is a perfectly balanced production from start to finish. Between the writing and the performance it's hard to tell who the star of the show is. Both performers show us who they are while simultaneously keeping enough distance so as not to be gratuitous.They have somehow figured out a way to tell their story that will inevitably lead you to start exploring your own. The show is at times sad, uplifting or contemplative but always engaging. Each performer speaks honestly and allows their words to do the work. They take you traveling across the country and even the world in search of some of life's greatest answers. When the show is over you will have learned a lot a... full review
HEATHER DOWLING certified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: honest · powerful · poignant · thoughtful
What a fantastic tapestry Les and Marlene created to tell poignant, relevant and heart-felt stories! The performances were marvelous, and the stories were SO engaging! For me, the show ended on an especially resonant note about the power of point-of-view. Wonderful!... full review
LAURA CARSON certified reviewer June 10, 2015
I really enjoyed the interplay between Les and Marlene as they shared their separate stories that really complemented each other. Journeys of the soul. Les is an immediate, energetic and engaging performer and Marlene's storytelling is really riveting. It was funny, insightful and surprising. Definitely check it out!!... full review
DAVID HENNE uncertified reviewer June 12, 2015
What can I say... It's been a long time since I've left a show with that big of a smile on my face. The stories are amazing, the delivery is captivating and it's just flat out fun. Both actors give a great performance and have an amazing way of keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time, wanting to know what happens next. This is a must see show if you're looking to enjoy every moment and be taken on an emotional rollercoaster that leaves you grinning ear to ear. Absolutely impressed!! ... full review
STEPHEN HARDY certified reviewer June 12, 2015
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... full review