It was well constructed, each piece falling together to create a narrative whole. The pacing, pulling us into moments of humor, heart, and heartbreak was well done.
A hidden gem of the festival.
What I didn't like
Some of the, not really meta, but moments that were meant to feel like him stepping out of his carefully constructed narrative didn’t feel as organic as they needed to be to make them work entirely. It’s not enough to distract from the show and they worked narratively, they didn’t detract, they just could have been smoother, I guess? I feel like I’m throwing a rock out of a glass house, I couldn’t do it any better.
My overall impression
This is a rock solid piece of work. I so thoroughly enjoyed this story telling memoir. The picture he paints is so well considered, so well paced, and so carefully put together that while it’s almost certainly a thrill for people who were alive and there at the time to remember the time and the places, but as someone who lived that time in a marshmallow suburb without the outsized characters that band together to protect themselves from each other and the outside world it was just as vivid and engaging.
It’s pure story telling, not an exercise in character or performance. What we get instead is a sometimes joyful, sometimes painful remembrance of a time in his life, a short period where he ran with the herd and lived a bigger life than he was able to understand at the time.
Truly fantastic, I really enjoyed this show. Do not miss this show.