solo performance · tlynn talent management · Ages 8+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show
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June 28, 2016 certified reviewer
tagged as: emotional · smart · Engaging · funny

What I liked

I thought the play did a great job of taking you into the mind of someone grappling with enormous issues of life, love, the future of the planet and who finds a way to “ground” himself, both literally and figuratively, by planting a garden. I thought all of the supporting characters in the play were distinctly drawn. Rather than being just a rushed half-realized imitation or caricature, they became flesh and blood people as well. I thought the ending was emotional and evocative.

What I didn't like

I’m sure it’s the creator’s intention because it’s part of how memory works when you’re telling a story, but occasionally the tangents and more disparate threads threw on the brakes for me when I was really into the momentum of the story about the garden.

My overall impression

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.

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