The Magic School Bus: A Traumedy

solo performance · bonnie joy sludikoff · Ages 14+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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Review by JON JACOBS

June 27, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

Whimsy, body travel, playfulness with audience.

What I didn't like


My overall impression

Bonnie’s show was a truthful journey through her trauma as a young girl. My favorite moments in solo theatre are when the performer lowers their mask and becomes completely vulnerable. Bonnie did this several times throughout her show and you’re truly in the presence of her pain.

All the while, Bonnie takes the audience on a whimsical and playful journey through her body, which was a truly creative and clever way to navigate the “traumedy.”

The ending (which I won’t give away!) was touching and left you feeling like you want to hug Bonnie and tell her, “it’ll all be OK.” In so doing, you begin to understand that your life will also be OK!

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