From Southern Belle to Mrs. Cartel

solo performance · donna thomas · Ages 16+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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BRENNA KELLY certified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: unique · honest · funny
Donna Thomas captures her journey from naive college girl to fully realized woman. A real life tale illustrating the wisdom gleaned when illusion falls away. I enjoyed this funny, honest telling of seeing through illusion and pretense and creating an intentional life.... full review
HEATHER WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 11, 2015
Such a great show! Even without the pictures and video, Donna created such vivid imagery. Being married to a member of a drug cartel is a horrifying, frightening, bewildering thing but Donna somehow manages to bring a lot of levity and breeziness to what otherwise could be a really sad story. Don't miss this incredibly fun show. Another "ripped from the headlines" Law and Order procedural type show has nothing on the real thing!... full review
KOVASCIAR MYVETTE certified reviewer June 11, 2015
tagged as: funny · witty · inspiring · touching
Funny, touching & inspiring. Usually you hope for one of these in a short piece, but "Southern Belle to Mrs Cartel" manages to do all three in this true life story that you wouldn't believe if you didn't see the wedding videos at the end. Donna Thomas has lived a life that could have been plucked right out of your favorite novel. I guess it's true... life is stranger than fiction. -KOVAS... full review
COURTNEY ROSEMONT certified reviewer June 12, 2015
Donna was extremely captivating. There was not one moment to look away or to think about something else. You were on her side from the start and left feeling like you had been part of her story from the beginning. The bond she shares with her audience is pure magic.... full review
BART FOLKERTS certified reviewer June 13, 2015
The show swings from Steak N' Shake to Miami Mansions, and its all true to boot. Funny, scary, and touching moments all delivered with Southern Charm. Ms. Thomas gave me an unabashed glimpse of her hardest life lessons and inner triumphs without any preachiness or moral finger waving. A great time all around. ... full review
SYDNEY STEINBERG certified reviewer June 14, 2015
Donna is an incredible woman and this show will make you laugh, cry, gasp and cheer!! I've seen this show and heard the story several times and have never once been bored. Donna is an inspiration and an example of how far someone can come with hard work and determination. The writing is hilarious and her spirit is infectious! See this show ... full review
KATHERINE ALYSE certified reviewer June 14, 2015
This is worth your money. That's all you need to know. Go in with an open heart and leave with it full of love. ... full review
DENISSE OJEDA certified reviewer June 15, 2015
Donna Thomas pulls all the heart strings with this shocking and emotional tale. The show kept me engaged from beginning to end, and as any great show does, it left me wanting more. Donna skillfully executed this one-woman show. The writing and directing were flawless. This is not a show you will want to miss!... full review
COLLEEN QUINN certified reviewer June 16, 2015
"From Southern Belle to Mrs. Cartel" was a brave, funny one-woman show. Donna brings an incredible story to life through honesty, humor, and doesn't steer away from the raw moments that give her show depth. Can't wait to see Donna's next effort!... full review
BEN ATKINSON certified reviewer June 20, 2015
In a town of artifice, half-truths, and make-believe (both on- and off-stage), real moments of brutal honesty and ego-less vulnerability are all too rare, and the result is striking. Her story is thrilling, hilarious, horrifying, and painful. And even though it is a de facto true story straight from the source, the telling is artfully constructed and it rides like a roller coaster. Donna has overcome extraordinary trials. Now she turns her past to face us, like a beast on display, harnessed and broken by its master. It's especially stunning, since, for too many of us, it's the other way around.... full review