Anna St. Hesia Dreams

solo performance · leaky faucet & sons · Ages 15+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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RAYMOND-KYM SUTTLE certified reviewer June 24, 2019
For me this was a niche-market play - because of the fantasy element of it - and I think a lot of people may not have come to see it simply because they really didn't know what it was going to be about, which is a pity because it was well-worth seeing. I enjoyed it thoroughly - great writing and superb acting. ... full review
MITCHELL BISSCHOP certified reviewer June 25, 2019
tagged as: trippy · dreamy
Amazingly complex thinking and writing with this piece. The acting was superb. A trippy journey into the unconscious mind.... full review
ROSS GOSLA certified reviewer June 26, 2019
Poignant storytelling and creative medical licenses tell the story of Anna who travels to a world full of story weavers inside her head.... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 29, 2019
This is a production that is very small and simple in its design. And yet the plot is very complex and something that doesn't come together until the very last moments of the show. And that's a rare treat--a show that can be small and simple and yet complex and interesting. Combine that with a dynamite performance and you've got something special.... full review
LARA REPKO certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Like I said earlier, Drew's writing is playful, quick-witted, and sharp. He knows his audience is smart and can keep up. Jinny is the perfect match for his writing and she brings to life a young woman who is so entrenched in her avoidance of living that she lives in a dream within a dream. And she doesn't give the audience mercy either - we are in the dream too, whether we want to be or not. Perhaps this is how it is for Anna, too?... full review
AMANDA LAINBERGER certified reviewer June 20, 2019
Jinny’s performance was amazing! Even the stage and props were simple, she filled the whole theatre with her performance.... full review
VICTOR SOTOMAYOR certified reviewer June 21, 2019
tagged as: Dream state · fantastical · comma · Dreams · fear · inspiration · muse · immersive
Great performance by the lead actress and well written by Drew Petriello. I accidentally fell asleep for what seemed like a minute which triggered a dream of my own. That’s a compliment... I think... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
In all my life, I’ve never seen a seated audience so enraptured by a single performer. Jinny Ryann is, bar none, without question, the performer of her generation, and whether everyone in the world sees her or not - this is one of those performances that permanently alters the way you see theater. In the span of about 50 minutes, Ms Ryann (along with writer / director Drew Petriello, conjure more vivid imagery, conflicting emotions, and ultra satisfying conclusions than a decades worth of drama school productions. Simply by acting it out for us. Physically, vocally, sonically - the pair appear to be operating at a level beyond effort, where all words and theory and practice fade away and you’re left simply gliding along with a fascinatin... full review