The Last PowerPoint

solo performance · walk a mile works · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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June 07, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: absurd · marketing · synergy · Postmodern

What I liked

Ben’s a great shaman through this whole odd experience. The pacing between the different sections was great, nothing went too long, but things lingered just the right amount when going for effect. GREAT use of Pam the stage manager, loved that dynamic. Don’t want to give away the other parts, but there was a sing-along moment that I found especially hilarious… and a little gift to the audience as well.

What I didn't like

Obviously this isn’t your average straightforward theatrical event, so I can imagine it being a little confusing for someone who wanders in, but I find that’s one of the strengths. This was such a delightfully strange show, and was so confidently executed, any confusion or weirdness just wound up feeling part of the intended result. Don’t change anything!

My overall impression

A brilliant, bizarre, and wonderfully charming piece unlike anything else you’ll see this Fringe (or maybe ever.) Ben speaks fluent corporate marketing lingo, but mashes it up with dadaist postmodern poetry/existential ruminations, singing, dancing, and crowd work. He’s 100% committed to the strange fever dream of a show he’s created, and as an audience member I was completely drawn in by the weird spell he cast.

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