A Mess of Things: A New Documentary Musicplay

musicals and operas · tanglezone theater · Ages 12+ · United States

family friendly one person show
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June 19, 2011

My overall impression

The listed description — “Rich with sonic detail, A Mess of Things layers sounds and images which move fluidly between intimate storytelling…” is extremely misleading.

There is no storytelling, just a lot of taped recordings of family members vaguely talking about a hoarder while an introspective guy with long hair obsessionally fiddles with his guitar equipment, occasionally commenting on the taped voices and every once in a while gently strumming his guitar.

Perhaps I missed something profound (?) but I thought this show truly sucked.

Pauline Adamek — ArtsBeatLA.com

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