Made for Each Other

solo performance · good works productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show
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June 17, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

John Fico is an incredibly compelling performer and the specificity he brings to each character is spellbinding. Every one feels fully realized and the whole show could have consisted of any one of them and I still would have had a blast. The softness and vulnerability in these characters, paired with wit and charm… you’ll fall in love with them the way they fall in love with each other.

This show made me feel emotions. Quite a lot of them. When Alzheimer’s is a central part of the story, it’ll do that to you.

The writing was done by a deft hand, jumping from sharp sass to revealing character moments to song and dance numbers to poetic observations. Looking back on it, this piece traverses a lot of ground, but it feels so cohesive and effortless – even though it’s also evident that all involved put a lot of care into all aspects of the storytelling.

What I didn't like

I wish there was more of it!

It was great that the show ended where it did, but it could well have gone on another fifteen minutes or so and probably would have left me a sobbing blubbering wreck for the rest of the day.

My overall impression

I was one of three people in the audience when I saw this and that is a goddamn crime because this show is stellar.

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