My Mobster

joy nash · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States

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TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema/bitter lemons certified reviewer June 22, 2011
Tony Frankel, theatre critic from Stage and Cinema here. I agree with the subtitle of Joy Nash's outstanding MY MOBSTER, which is simply "A Solo Play". This is not a solo "show", "outing", or "performance piece". It is a well-crafted play that demonstrates what is missing from most solo performer's autobiographical accounts: storytelling as the epic side of truth and wisdom. But Nash is not just a wonderful writer - she is a vulnerable, engaging and strong performer who deftly bounces from character to character. Even with a slew of technical mishaps at the performance I saw, Nash never became rankled. Her style is breezy and fluid, but never inauthentic. Her true account of a relationship with a charming liar who romances her in Venice a... full review