FUCK MY LIFE

grey ensemble theatre · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by SYLVIA LOEHNDORF

June 19, 2016 certified reviewer

What I liked

I laughed a lot, and really enjoyed the comical staging of online conversations. The first act is fast paced and fun. Taylor Bibat shines as the verbose protagonist.

What I didn't like

The overuse of direct address monologues to the audience. The protagonist speaks to us as if we’re reading her blog, but it started to feel like an expositional crutch. The second act gets a bit clunky. I was disappointed with the back to back scenes revealing who posted the photo and what the original fight was about because they seemed plot driven rather than character driven.

My overall impression

Wonderful performances, strong direction, but the story might be improved by narrowing focus and deciding what it really wants to say in a tight 90 minutes.

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