Here There Be Dragons

solo performance · rogue elephant · Ages 18+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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June 10, 2016 original article
tagged as: #SeeItLa · dog · georgia · philosophy · dragon · camel · solo show · storytelling

What I liked


What I didn't like

The AC was out that night, hopefully they’ve gotten that fixed!

My overall impression

Drew Vandiver is a natural storyteller and his charisma will draw you in from the start. His story is one of disillusionment, loss, wrong paths, new beginnings and philosophy. Plus a psychic from Seattle to round things out. As the backbone of his story, Vandiver uses Nietzsche’s three metamorphoses of spiritual transformation which provides a lovely metaphorical element to his otherwise grounded story.

Vandivir is joined on stage by his Ukranian dog Commodore who is adorable and has an impeccable sense of smell – I apologize again for the carne asada incident (tune into episode 2 of the See It or Skip It LA podcast to hear about that). Thankfully, Vandiver is a consummate performer and didn’t miss a beat when his cohort went exploring in the audience. Definitely check this one out.

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