Chrissy Meth~A Dance with the Devil and the Journey Back

solo performance · crystal bush · Ages 18+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show world premiere
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June 20, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

First of all, can we get a soul clap for Crystal working the stage with her inexhaustible energy: whether "tripping"on her first use or demonstrating yoga as one of the tools that aided in her recovery process?!!! I really like how she translates a topic such as addiction, which can appear to be heavy and dramatic on the surface, but focuses more on the how,why and who, with her character impersonations of the colorful people and alter ego, from her past. In addition to Crystal’s high level of performance artistry, I appreciated the educational aspects she added about the drug and the use of music and lights as effects throughout the experience.

What I didn't like

Seemed like there was more to uncover so I wish the show was longer. So I’m waiting for the extended version of this journey- BRING IT BACK!

My overall impression

YOU CAN OVERCOME! This show is a testament to the power of GOD and human will to triumph over abandonment and one of the toughest addictions on the planet. You will also understand how essential family is, that it is where you make it. You will learn that familial bonds are established within the drug culture, where addicts feel loved, supported, and celebrated. You should leave with compassion as a response towards that relative or friend that struggles, not judgment. You will get a glimpse into how the cycle of rejection and lack of worth perpetuates itself in a vicious cycle, if it goes unchecked. Crystal is a courageous and outstanding storyteller, as well as a phenomenal actress. YOU MUST SEE THIS AND BRING A FRIEND!

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