My Own Private River Phoenix

solo performance · no tomorrow · Ages 18+ · United States of America

one person show
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2018
A bitingly funny and incredibly touching true story! Ai is a powerhouse and fills the stage with an incredible tale of one woman's quest for "River Pheonix." I cannot recommend this show enough!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2018
I really loved Ai. Her performance was endearing, and I loved hearing her stories.... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 19, 2018
My favorite part of the show was Ai herself dancing about the stage like a perky imp. She was a complete joy to watch and very funny.... full review
LISA TIMMONS certified reviewer June 20, 2018
I'm so impressed with the show that Ai put together, especially since she played all the characters. There were multimedia elements that I thought really added to the show. Her storytelling is very compelling and I was fascinated to learn about her life experiences.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2018
A beautifully crafted, extremely brave story of growing up and finding yourself while also trying to understand American culture. Ai's performance is honest, heartwarming, funny, and at times -- heartbreaking. Definitely recommend this show!... full review
STEVE CHANG certified reviewer June 20, 2018
I really enjoyed this show. Ai has encapsulated her story into an entertaining package with plenty of fun and humor but also grounded in reality and touching upon universal issues and anxieties that we all deal with. She's a likable character that can appeal to wide audiences. Way to go Ai! ... full review
MICHELLE MORAVEG certified reviewer June 21, 2018
tagged as: fun · refreshing · Bravery · hilarious · dramady
I was immediately pulled in by Ai's refreshing storytelling! She does an amazing job at captivating the audience's heart with her brilliant performance! Her talent is seen throughout the performance with the various characters she plays that partake on her story of coming to America. The theatre was filled with laughter, love, and support for Ai's brave and fun play!... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER certified reviewer June 22, 2018
Ai is absolutely hilarious, and the story she shares is not only full of humor, but full of pain that she's overcome, which is relatable to anyone, both born in America and in a different country.... full review
STEPHEN JI certified reviewer June 24, 2018
tagged as: outstanding · heartfelt · genuine · true · hilarious · must-see
Outstanding! Absolutely genuine. Continuously engaging. Ai Yoshihara brings us along on a real emotional rollercoaster as she shares with us her heartfelt and hilarious stories of her Americanization and her struggles with her traditional Japanese family and culture. Her story is one of tragedy and perseverance through her love our Hollywood heartthrob, River Phoenix. ... full review
RUSS GOOBERMAN certified reviewer June 26, 2018
The tragi-comic travails of an innocent Japanese emigree trying to separate myth from reality in her new life on American soil.... full review