I particularly enjoyed the consistent transformations among the various characters and times of her life – how the shadow side of her Miss Perfect continues throughout her life to haunt her journey with a narrative that cannot possibly be fulfilled. She was able to inject mega-doses of humor into her growth as a person who ultimately learns how to accept herself and silence the voice of her inner critic.
I would also like to throw kudos to the person who controlled the screen graphics and musical cues. The show was tight and professional!
What I didn't like
The play succeeds to the degree that it is honest and revealing. I thought Margaret had just the right amount of confidence and sincerity. There were some lines upon which she stumbled, but nothing that takes away from the authenticity of her performance. She might consider incorporating some sort of audience engagement or interaction at the end – having the character leave the stage to strike up a conversation. This particular audience felt overwhelming appreciation for the character she developed.
My overall impression
What a courageous, honest, inviting performance by a gifted, multi-talented woman. Filled with wit and intelligence, Margaret bared her soul for all the audience to experience. Well-written, she took us upon an odyssey of her own self-development and success! Well done!