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Hey Hollywood, My Hustle Has ADHD

solo performance · rasika mathur · Ages 17+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America

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RICHARD LUCAS certified reviewer June 05, 2017
The subtle and brilliant trick to “Hey, Hollywood…” is that - being a show about having ADHD - it actually has ADHD. Rasika Mathur uses storytelling and improv to walk through her recent ADHD diagnosis as liberating knowledge that has led to an understanding of why things in her past hadn’t turned out so well. But there’s an underlying and constant truth beneath that acceptance as she cleverly weaves a touching metaphor of one who cannot go in the “right” direction, performed as a wayward sea turtle teetering on the edge of a cliff, amongst the very funny scenes she sets of opportunities missed or blown. There’s an almost anti-solo-show, pleasantly unkempt feel about the evening which she rides with ease and unapologetic enthusiasm. Thus the... full review
ABBY SCHACHNER certified reviewer June 13, 2017
Rasika is a powerhouse performer that folks need to see. She's so comfortable onstage and such a good improviser (she casts audience members and is so incredibly present with them). She's fun... deep... FUNNY... and touching (sniff... there's a beautiful baby turtle through-line which was a lovely decision in regards to structuring the show). Not sure what she'll do next, but I'd watch a sketch-style solo show from her in a heartbeat, but who knows what she has up her sleeve... or... what the world/this industry has in store for her. ... full review
MONICA TRAUSCH certified reviewer June 05, 2017
This show features a powerhouse performance, excellent writing, and wonderful direction. Highly recommend!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2017
Radios is a funny, professional actor-writer of this well-done show.... full review
DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 06, 2017
tagged as: funny · ohh-squirrel
I found the show fascinating, especially as we had brought a teen relative who may have ADHD with us to the show. The bell rang and the lights went of. It was also interesting to see the levels of ADHD within ourselves, and seeing something like this is the first step on dealing with it. So the show was enlightening and entertaining and a great start to the Fringe Festival. I just wish there was a show from the other side: Hey Hollywood, I’ve Got To Deal With An Actor with ADHD! Hustle was directed and developed by Deana Barone (FB), who worked on last Fringe’s 30JJ or Bust.... full review
BRANDO CUTTS certified reviewer June 13, 2017
tagged as: funny · Engaging · charming · moving · Brave
Bravely honest while never letting the energy or humor fall out from underneath. Rasika's natural charisma is the biggest highlight, accompanied by well conceived metaphors, bittersweet anecdotes, and a boss opening number.... full review
TODD LAMPE certified reviewer June 13, 2017
I met Rasika at an audition in 2004 and knew immediately she was a special, charismatic and genuine authentic talent. I'm so pleased she has realized that now, too - she's come to terms with it and sharing her stories, characters and brilliant writing.... full review
JEREMY EBENSTEIN certified reviewer June 15, 2017
A must see.... full review
EDWARD HONG the nerds of color certified reviewer June 16, 2017
Rasika's sheer charisma and her confidence in storytelling was the anchor that drove this beautiful ADHD-riddled show. Bold, fearless, and fiercely funny, this show is a must see.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 16, 2017
tagged as: solo show · comedy · perfection
Rasika Mathur was simply amazing in her writing and her performance.  She took what could have been a boring personal drama, and made it into a delightful immersive experience that kept the audience in stitches.  As you can imagine from a show about ADHD, it was delightfully disjointed, changing topics rapidly while telling an interesting story about an artist discovering the cause of her "affliction."  See full review at Indie Voice Blog... full review

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