From Southern Belle to Mrs. Cartel

solo performance · donna thomas · Ages 16+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show world premiere
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MIKE TARGUS certified reviewer June 04, 2015
A heartfelt, honest, and real performance of an unbelievable story fit for a screenplay. Well done! ... full review
JOHN ROINIOTIS certified reviewer June 04, 2015
Such a great story that'll have you laughing, crying, and leave you inspired. Can't recommend this enough!... full review
CHELSEA REBA certified reviewer June 27, 2015
A captivating and unique story told with humor and sincerity. Absolutely loved this show! ... full review
CATHERINE SUTTON certified reviewer June 05, 2015
We've all had experiences of the wrong guy, but Donna Thomas will make you breathe a huge sigh of relief(between all the laughter), that at least he was never THAT BAD! In only 30 minutes she shares an incredibly personal story, which creates every emotion response and leaves you wanting to hug and cheer for Team Donna! The combination of some very interesting AV props adds a clever and funny layer of depth to the performance. Donna's comedic timing is a perfect counterpoint to some really dark moments, underscoring how easy it can be to make the wrong decision and suddenly find yourself in a situation that seems almost impossible to escape. Behind her charming exterior, we find a smart and capable woman who not only managed to wal... full review
JADE LAW certified reviewer June 05, 2015
tagged as: funny · sweet · poignant · intrigue · cartel · touching
An incredibly touching and poignant story that's filled with intrigue, youthful naïveté, and humor still. To marry unknowingly into a world of cocaine cartels and Colombian drug lords at the age of 19--you know the details have got to be good. A fantastic show told with sweet honesty, it peeks into a fascinating lifestyle, and is a definite must see.... full review
LIZ FERREE certified reviewer June 05, 2015
Silly but serious, funny and touching at different turns. Throughly enjoyed this show -- Donna has a great sense of humor and at the same time is open, honest, makes herself vulnerable in order to share her experiences and the truth of her life with the audience. Go see this!... full review
ELIZABETH COLLINS certified reviewer June 06, 2015
tagged as: mafia and 90's hair
The show starts with her wedding video from the 90s and her hair in that video alone is worth the price of admission. Donna tells one of the most unbelievable true stories from her life with humor and heart. I hope her story will get made into a movie because I want to see it all: the 90's hair, the mafia and the high times in Miami. It was awesome. ... full review
SARAH HARDEN certified reviewer June 06, 2015
Southern Belle to Mrs Cartel is a one woman tour de force - and its poignancy and humor is only heightened by the fact that it's (unbelievably) true. Cleverly directed with some very effective narrative elements (like references to TV shows of the time period of elements of the story) and humanly and very humorously told by the very talented Donna Thomas. A definite must-see.... full review
ANGELA KIM certified reviewer June 08, 2015
"From Southern Belle to Mrs. Cartel" had me laughing, teary-eyed, anxious, angry, surprised, heartbroken,... basically, ALL OF THE FEELS. It's a story about the triumph of the human spirit that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions and will still leave you feeling the feels even after the show. ... full review
SHERRY BRENNAN certified reviewer June 08, 2015
Wow! What a great story, told with courage and humor. I laughed, I cried, I groaned and held my breath - I wanted it to go on at least an hour longer because it was so hilarious & compelling. The red flag motif was brilliant, as were the TV show references and the pieces of period video. Thinking about the fact that it was ALL TRUE just makes me gasp. Donna has not only survived, she's thrived - and when you see her story, you'll be as amazed as I am. Brava, Donna! Can't wait to see more of the story!! ... full review