It's Personal

solo performance · it's personal · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 11, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

I like the idea of personal true stories being staged at the Fringe, and there were some fun and thought-provoking tales in It’s Personal. But the cast didn’t go far enough. Instead of the spontaneous feel of a simple story told to a live audience, this felt like rehearsed, memorized scene-work. Plus personal stories are interesting enough that they don’t need extraneous props. The futzing, flicking, tossing, and crumpling during each story felt artificial. Cudos for the attempt, but check out some local storytelling shows, and you’ll see that the story carries the night, not theatrics.

What I didn't like

Whoever had the directorial idea of adding props into every story needs to issue a retraction.

My overall impression

An honest attempt at putting personal true stories center stage.

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