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...
TONY FRANKELstage and cinema/bitter lemonscertified reviewerJuly 19, 2011
Tony Frankel, theatre critic for Stage and Cinema here. Here is a link to my review of A Mess of Things: