Groundwork

solo performance · tlynn talent management · Ages 8+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America

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DAVID HARPER certified reviewer June 19, 2016
This is such a wonderful show. Beautifully written and artfully performed. A wonderful story that is entertaining and moving and inspiring and such a joy to watch. This is a must see show. So compelling. It's impossible to look away. If you miss any one moment of this show you've missed a moment of brilliance.Go see it!... full review
BRENDAN WEINHOLD certified reviewer June 19, 2016
tagged as: explosive
THIS is what a solo show can be. We were comparing it to Murder Blood Bear Story, and it's such a different show, but they both do what needs to be done, which is tell an honest story with characters with dimension. Perspective. Every solo show artist needs perspective on their story, and this one has it.... full review
CELINE NYANGA certified reviewer June 20, 2016
Mike Ostroski delivers an inspiring performance. As the stage gradually becomes a garden, his character feeds the audience with a universal piece full of amazement, excitement, frustration, disappointment, and hope, always. The universe is his garden.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2016
Good writing, good acting, raising great questions without conceit of drawing any conclusions. Good art raises good questions. ... full review
NATHAN ONDRACEK certified reviewer June 21, 2016
tagged as: AMAZING!! · Beautiful · artistic · A Must See!
I don't think there is anything negative that anyone can say about this piece. The emotions are raw, the passion is tangible, and the humor is perfectly placed amongst such painfully realistic mindsets we all find ourselves in at one point or another. I was immediately hooked by the story. Mike Ostroski is a never-ending pool of energy, and I don't think I have seen anyone piece together such beautiful chaos on their own before. You forget that Mike is an actor, and you begin to believe that he is just another lost soul searching for the goodness in the world (which I am sure he is in many ways). Bravo to the whole team behind this piece. You have created beautiful art that boldly and unrelentingly reflects reality.... full review
JASON REED certified reviewer June 26, 2016
Mike Ostrowski delivers a thought-provoking, enlightening, heart-felt piece about the status quo of our presence on Planet Earth. The gardening metaphor works poignantly with our human growth and the stages of life. Strongly recommend this enjoyable, entertaining and well-executed performance. ... full review
MICHAEL FISHER certified reviewer June 28, 2016
tagged as: emotional · smart · Engaging · funny
I found this to be a really thoughtful, complex, but emotionally involving show and also something entirely unique. From the pre-show music to the banjo to the references (Poor Richard's Almanac??) it had a voice that is often missing in theater. ... full review
NANCY MURPHY certified reviewer July 02, 2016
This was engaging, thought provoking and moving!... full review