theatre · the 4th productions · Ages 17+ · United States

one person show world premiere
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SHEILA BERNARD uncertified reviewer June 23, 2011
No stone is left unturned by this penetrating observer of the urban social and psychological minefield. Ricky Butler performs a funny, fearless show.... full review
SARAH BERGES uncertified reviewer June 23, 2011
Ricky Butler has written a biographical piece of depth and perspicacity about living on the knife's edge in contemporary New York City. Ricky also stars in his one-man show, playing himself as an aspiring writer/actor and ten other characters. He attempts to carve a place for himself in New York as a writer/actor bumping up against a variety of people and circumstances - all of which are made real through Ricky's acting skills and chameleon-esque plasticity. He plays a psychiatrist, Washington Square dope dealer, cafe owner, Gramercy Park denizen and more. The monologues are funny, daring, crazy, authentic. And, at the end of the show, after Ricky's careened us through a drug high and subsequent crash, the sentimental, heartfelt truth is ... full review
CLAUDIA NUESCA uncertified reviewer June 12, 2011
Ricky Butler is amazing, I highly recommend to watch his show American Addict; it's funny but has a lot of depth and really makes you think....... full review
BRETT BEESON uncertified reviewer June 17, 2011
Ricky Butler did an outstanding job of presenting his story in an intelligent, witty, and inspirational manner. He is a true talent that will soon be performing on a much larger scale. Utterly brilliant!... full review
PAVAN GULATI uncertified reviewer June 19, 2011
Loved the show. The characters were fantastic. Favorite was the pigeon impersonating chess player. ... full review
CHRISTOPHER RIVAS uncertified reviewer June 24, 2011
Knowing nothing about this show going in but the title, I had a great experience. This was a journey through one characters life through the eyes of everyone around him. Each character was distinct and different, yet also the same. Partly because they were all played by the same actor, but the effect shows how one person is molded and affected by everyone in their life. This was a great showing of this actors talents, and one of my favorite Fringe experiences so far.... full review
OLGA GULATI uncertified reviewer June 25, 2011
I love how I was able to connect with some of my own life experiences. It was not only heart touching but it also made me laugh two things I always look for when going to a show like this. LIKE LIKE LIKE... full review
AMY DAVIS certified reviewer June 16, 2011
I absolutely loved AMERICAN ADDICT! All the different characters that Ricky performs as he recounts his walk through NYC keep the show alive and totally entertaining. We've all been through ups and downs in our own lives and we get to watch this young man recount his own trials and triumphs. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be happy you went! ... full review