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Love, Locs & Liberation

blackwomyn beautiful productions · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America

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June 23, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

Ms. Turenne superbly transformed into each and every character. She nailed accents and personalities and made each one distinct. We really got to know the people in her life. I also enjoyed her spoken word performances. What’s more, the show taught me a few things I didn’t know before seeing it.

What I didn't like

I wish she had taken time with some of the tiny moments, but if she didn’t change a thing, the show would still be fantastic!

Also, she mentioned the term “Good Hair” while portraying her brother and I wish she had taken the time to expound on what that term has meant and means now in Black communities. That said, I understand the challenge presented therein and perhaps there was the issue of time.

My overall impression

Excellent! This show was better than I’d hoped it would be from the fun music that had me bobbing my head before the show even started to Ella Turenne’s enthusiastic, energetic entrance. This spirited pep kept a smile on my face throughout except when Ella treated us to intimate heartache and hardships in her life which she presented with pure vulnerability and grace.

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