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WHAT? a story show

ensemble theatre · pop-up theater · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 40 mins · United States of America

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PETER SISK certified reviewer June 09, 2019
When it serves a purpose above that of mere entertainment (a noble enough purpose, one supposes), drama sheds a light on the human condition, highlighting some aspects and shrouding others in darkness. The actor struts and frets his or her hour upon the stage. We in the audience spectate and speculate - we reflect on the spectacle. If the stars align, something we see may resonate with us and make us just a little wiser about our own role in the world (which, according to one Famous Maker Big Deal Playwright, is just another stage). The genius of Victoria Goodhart’s What? a story show is to omit The Author, cut out the middleman as it were, and let her players bring their drama directly to you. These tales are all true; raw yet still swee... full review
ROBIN ROTH certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Moving and surprising stories from each of the actors’ lives play out a “chapter” at a time, interspersed with each other, kept me on the edge of my seat. What happens next? I couldn’t wait for the next chapter. ... full review
MONIQUE REYMOND certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: original · clever · moving · Tragic · funny
I very much enjoyed What? A Story Show. In most traditional story-telling shows, each performer is given their allotted time to share their tale. This show takes story-telling to another level. Each story is broken down into segments and the performer will begin to narrate their personal tale. Then the story is brought to life and acted out with the other performers in the ensemble. Director Goodhart takes an original concept and soars with it. Each story is deeply personal and we get to actually relive it with not only the words and tone but with the scene laid out before us. ... full review
SAM ANG certified reviewer June 19, 2019
Great show!! Very entertaining and funny. Also, some stories was very touching giving me chills. All actors were amazing! I definitely recommend people to go see this show! ... full review
KRISTINA MUELLER certified reviewer June 18, 2019
True stories, woven together in a fluid and artful way! A raw, yet heart-warming look at the human condition.... full review
DEBRA MILLMAN certified reviewer June 18, 2019
My overall impression was a positive one; the play is fabulous, super entertaining! All the individual stories were interesting; the overlapping of the actors and the acting collaborations in the skits were so cleverly executed. ... full review

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