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Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl

solo performance · saucer & cup productions · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America

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Review by CLEA LEWIS

June 26, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

I liked her acting, energy, and enthusiasm, the overall tone of the story, the character changes in voice and attitude. The story was also very heartfelt and she came out and immediately took the audience for a ride back to what it must have been like in that time period for a worthless slave.

What I didn't like

Honestly it worked for me. If anything maybe some sound effects or a video screen in the background of the plantation, or of some workers in the cotton fields perhaps. It worked… what she did worked for me. I just hate I had to rush out to feed the meter right afterwards… I wanted to ask questions, but you know Hollywood and it’s parking situation.

My overall impression

Awesome story, skillfully acted, unbelievable, yet believable at the same time, meaning that the torture she had to endure for seven years was unbelievably inconceivable, yet believable, knowing that slaves in general endured treatment that was so horrific it could never be truly re-created. Did this slave girl really endure this? Was it a story she just conceived in her mind and wrote, directed, and acted? Could she have came across the memoirs of the actual slave girl that experienced this? We just don’t really know for sure.

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