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A Piece of Work

solo performance · coyle & co · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 04, 2018
tagged as: One Woman Show · funny · songs · vocals

What I liked

Th performance of her songs is divine, and the stories were engaging, moving, and often hilarious. She inhabits he characters she describes.

What I didn't like

Maybe just to add some of her family photos to the show. The set is luscious but I longed to see a slide of her at various stages of her life. (I’m told it’s not possible at Fringe but it would have been cool.)

My overall impression

I had heard some buzz about this show but I was surprised by how much further it went than a typical one woman show. This may have something to do with how atypical Laura Coyle’s upbringing was, but it was also the wide variety of emotional notes she hits. You laugh out loud and get choked up in quick succession. The glorious cherry on this sundae, though, was the notes she hit as she pulled out her series of guitars (4!) and sang songs she’d written throughout these events. Her voice is a miracle and the songs are moving and rockin’. See it!! (I’ll probably go again to be honest.)

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