Here There Be Dragons

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

one person show world premiere
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TOBIAS SANCHEZ certified reviewer June 06, 2016
Loved it! Going back for final performance. ... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 10, 2016
tagged as: #SeeItLa · dog · georgia · philosophy · dragon · camel · solo show · storytelling
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... full review
MONICA HAFER certified reviewer June 14, 2016
I'm going to be looking forward to more from this writer. This was an incredibly funny and touching show. It felt like the best advice you'd get from your crazy, ex-alcoholic grandfather who is also buddha. Will be waiting impatiently for what comes next.... full review
FRANCESCA MANZI certified reviewer June 27, 2016
Loved it!... full review
JEREMY ALDRIDGE certified reviewer June 19, 2016
Drew Sandiver delivers the goods here. He has a very strong stage presence and the story he has to deliver is smartly constructed. His message really resonated with me personally- glad I took the time. ... full review
AARON MENDELSON certified reviewer June 19, 2016
I went into the show not knowing what to expect. A man and his dog shared a story I found humorous, sad, inspiring, and entertaining. A brave soul and his canine muse guided us through the hills and valleys of his life, leading us to fascinating and thought-provoking life lessons he learned along the way. ... full review
SHIRLEY SACKS certified reviewer June 20, 2016
A very brave performance. Well acted and paced. The dog was a charming antidote to the underlying pathos. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2016
For Vandiver's journey from rural Georgia to Hollywood and back again, and back again, is interesting and storied, taking in Oxford University, rehab, and managing the world's largest Victoria's Secret. The phrase "Based on a true story" would be used if this show were a movie. Vandiver and his dog Commodore are a double act in the mold of Penn and Teller; one does all the talking and the other manages to look cute and lovable. Commodore also gives this otherwise static and wordy piece some theatricality, he happily makes friends with the audience, being passed from lap to lap, until his master summons him with a soft whistle to do another scripted bit. The story is one we have heard variations of before; bright y... full review
ANDREA SCHELL certified reviewer June 21, 2016
Drew is a crisp performer who really bares his soul in this piece. The dog is adorable, great addition to the show. It's a funny, touching story of finding yourself and your inner strength. See it if you can! ... full review
PAUL MYRVOLD certified reviewer June 25, 2016
tagged as: Remarkable · Enthralling · uplifting
I would like to see it again.... full review