The Woman Is Perfected

solo performance · independently produced · Ages 17+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 02, 2018
Wow! What a performance. A one woman show is a hard feat to pull off but it succeeded. There was not a moment that I was bored or wondered off. I was there with her on stage. The complexities of her character were well written and demonstrated through engaging flashbacks and memories through a "casual" conversation with her mother. A must see at Fringe. ... full review
ROLLAND PETRELLO certified reviewer June 03, 2018
An incredible evening of theatre! The script was tight and nuanced, resisting easy answers to the problems posed. The comedic moments provided welcome emotional relief at just the right moments. The script was brought beautifully to life by Ms. Johnson, who was so perfect for the role it seemed to have been written for her. Her ability to balance the conflicting pressures that women face in our society kept the audience rooting for her throughout. ... full review
LUCY GILLESPIE certified reviewer June 04, 2018
Engrossing and intense. Hard to watch at times—the suffering of the woman was palpable—but an impeccable character study. ... full review
ALLISON ZAHIGIAN certified reviewer June 03, 2018
The collaboration between the writer and actress was something that I could only describe as, beautiful magic. Ruth wrote a character with a multitude of layers, dealing with perfection and self-love that are extremely relevant and relatable to our society today. A character that I must say was nothing short of scary. It is every woman's worst nightmare to become her, but we also all play with that line every day. Maliabeth took the words off the page and fully unhinged herself, crossing that line. She brought you into the darkest places of not just her mind but yours too. After Maliabeth walked off stage the guy next to me said, "Woah, that was really good, huh?" We both just sat there in silence for a few minutes thinking about what j... full review
MATTHEW JOHNSON certified reviewer June 24, 2018
Riveting and a tour de force of emotion.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2018
tagged as: Stunning · Bold
Ruth Fowler is a very important playwright and we are very lucky to have her in Los Angeles. Her voice is raw, fearless, blunt, unedited, dangerous and passionate. As in her stunning “bled for the household truth” at Rogue Machine last year, this new piece is an exposed, in-your-face exploration of the dark beneath the surface. No one is writing about what she writes about. Under Ryan McRee’s deft, elegant direction, we are witness to a dazzling and difficult performance by Maliabeth Johnson. You don’t want to miss it. ... full review
DENISE JOHNSON certified reviewer June 11, 2018
This was an emotionally intense script that was brilliantly written by Ruth Fowler and then brought to life by Maliabeth Johnson. I was sucked into Cassie's world in the first moments and didn't exhale until the last excruciating moment of the production. ... full review
JORDAN ALLAN certified reviewer June 12, 2018
Please go see this while you can, it was well worth the time, money, and travel.... full review
LEO OLIVA certified reviewer June 17, 2018
Such a butifully disturbing and honest portrayal brought to life by brilliant writing, acting and direction. A must see of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe.... full review
BJORN JOHNSON certified reviewer June 19, 2018
The blistering writing is reason enough to see this show. What an accomplishment for all concerned... full review