Coffee Tea or Me

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

family friendly world premiere
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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
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
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
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
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 13, 2015
tagged as: storytelling
Les is so lovable. His lovability is in everything he does! And Marlene takes us away on a imagination-stimulating series of stories!... full review
ROBERT CONNERY certified reviewer June 18, 2015
I had some idea of the show going in but was delighted by the contrasts in actors, and the seamless way the story unfolded. It was very amusing to watch a dred locked black man's frantic adventures as he drove across the red states to a gig, with Marlene Nichols serving as his NPR radio entertainment enroute. The frantic, earthy, realistic story telling of actual adventures on the road mixed in with a very poetic description of a womens issues growing up with love and lust and life as she travelled across the world was very entertaining. You never got bored as the two actors kept switching it up. But the real beauty of the play was that deep in it there were excellent lessons to be learned on prejudices,fears, assumptions way out... full review
ERSILIA POMPILIO certified reviewer June 18, 2015
So far one of the better shows of the Hollywood Fringe 2015 that I have seen,,, Marlene and Les tell the most fabulous stories and are so in tune with one another! Creatively written and performed I wanted to see and hear more of their stories! And I loved all of Malrlene's dresss! Definitely a must see! ... full review
HANUL BAHM certified reviewer June 18, 2015
An enthralling show... it held the audience in rapt attention for the entire ride. Les and Marlene seamlessly weave two storytelling voices, alternating between a transcontinental road trip, replete with reminiscence and adventure, and a summoning of vivid characters and loved ones, across different geographies, in a young woman's life. Both Marlene and Les are masterful storytellers with amazing command of their instruments and voice. I enjoyed the breaks and rhythms of what held the richness of a setlist, each vignette a singular transmission of love lost, shared, and gained. Not to be missed!... full review
MARY KENNEDY certified reviewer June 18, 2015
I really did like the show and liked how there where two people in a one person show format interesting! ... full review