Death and Coffee

immersive theatre · annie lesser · Ages 7+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 11, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

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What I didn't like

For some reason I didn’t get the initial e-mail and waiver. Not sure what happened, but I luckily found the place.

My overall impression

This was my first foray in to on-on-one immersive theater, and I wasn’t sure to expect. I heard vague stories from previous years that Annie’s piece were very intense, but this one said it was PG, so I was up for anything.

The show was very simple. A conversation over coffee or tea. I was a bit nervous and spent way too much time choosing a mug, (Sorry!) But when we got to sitting down and got in to the story it was really magical. A wonderful story about family, love, disappointment, and the feeling of being an outsider. I really identified with what she was saying. It moved me deeply.

I’m relatively a shy introvert around people who I have never met. Annie made me feel very comfortable, and the bravery to be that intimate with her story – telling it as a good friend would – made it an amazing experience. (That said, it was hard to break out of my shell. It was such a subtle performance, like (talking vaguely here to avoid spoilers) when you realize the significance of what she gives you. Just masterful.

I highly recommend this. I wish it would have gone on much longer.

And I think I missed the part about buying the mugs. I’d be interested in one of those.

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