Aurora and Larry

copper moll productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by EILEEN WEINER

June 18, 2016 certified reviewer
tagged as: delightful

What I liked

Jennifer Kenyon inhabits her characters with a delicate grace that makes them ring true. Through music, dance, and dialogue she recreates a fantastical world lost through the flow of time and we find ourselves back in the hippie commune where Aurora and Larry spent their out-of-the-box childhood. And there the adventure begins.

What I didn't like

It’s nearly impossible to find anything not to like about this play. The only thing I would have changed is the volume of the music on one upbeat song so that it would have been easier to hear her lyrics.

My overall impression

As as a former hippie, I thoroughly enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Jennifer touches on many of the important issues of this era: intentional communities, feminism, the war on drugs, PTSD, and New Age philosophy. Through everything, Aurora and Larry remain connected by the bonds of love that ultimately unite brother and sister. This is a sweet and sometimes harrowing story told with imagination and humor.

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