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Nephew of the Universe

solo performance · wj productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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PERCY LIPINSKI certified reviewer June 03, 2018
We loved this show. Rob Brunner is very funny. He’s a natural, but sorry his childhood was such a mess, lolol ... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 30, 2018
Seems like this year's Fringe had a huge number of one person shows. Probably no more than usual but I seem to have seen more of them this year, with Nephew of the Universe one of the last. It had nearly all the ingredients of a good such--humor, a sense of a personal arc and lessons learned, an interesting backstory. But I did not feel sucked into this story, and maybe the reason was one of scale. This story tells of a kid brought into a "religious group" (some say cult) and his eventual leaving said group as an adult. There's a lot to cover in this, and we get lots of interesting details, yet they don't form a cohesive whole. Too many elements are left dangling or barely touched upon, and so we get a shotgun effect. Sometimes the res... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 25, 2018
tagged as: solo play · music · humor · identity
Recommended. It’s a sweet story, filled with silly tales, a famous buddy and musical interludes, which thankfully include no sexual violence or creepy weirdness, just a lot of confusion and frustrated teen hormones.... full review
KEN GRUBERMAN June 24, 2018
A witty, insightful and at times heart-breaking ride through what it's like to grow up in a cult when you don't know it's a cult! It's just… life.... full review
SEAN MICHAEL certified reviewer June 24, 2018
A personal, touching and heart-warming theatrical journey.... full review
LARA INGRAHAM certified reviewer June 24, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this wild journey through Rob Bruner's childhood as a devotee in an international cult and his coming of age woes and triumphs. I learned so much about an unfamiliar world! Rob is a natural storyteller with comedic and musical gifts. Treat yourself to this gem of a show!... full review
ELLEN SNORTLAND certified reviewer June 23, 2018
Rob Bruner Rocks in an intimate and atypical one man show. Most one man shows are men exploring the lives - inner and outer- of famous dead white men, or in some instances dead MOC. Rob is very much alive and open about a journey that is entertaining and heart-wrenching in equal measure.... full review
PEERADA MEEMALAYATH certified reviewer June 18, 2018
This show was great to watch! Rob's story is an incredible one and he is able to carry us through the entire ride from start to end. I was engaged the whole time. Rob is so funny and charming and just an amazing performer. ... full review
GARRY SMITH certified reviewer June 18, 2018
Rob Bruner's natural ability to weave this intriging story of his childhood; being indoctrinated at a young age into a cult, is a one off and a must see! It is clever, entertaining and touchingly funny with a multi-layered personal narrative that is unique to our times. I highly recommend it!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 18, 2018
a really great night of storytelling..thougougly enjoyabke ... full review

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