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 25, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: potato · corpses · comic · red heads · sweet · funny · earnest

What I liked

Ben is a natural comic. His timing, his relentless earnestness, and his actual goodness swoop you into this show. He is a naturally sympathetic character. We want him to win, we want to love him—and we do. He succeeds. I am blown away by the depth of this artist and while he takes a very humorous and even ridiculous look at his subject, he truly nails (coffin joke, corpses) real truths about the little daily death of living in the corporate world.

What I didn't like

I think it might be effective to give us a taste of the PowerPoint before we lose it and let us know what we are missing when it is gone. This could be catalyst for a bigger conflict in the moment. (No Spoilers.) But this is only musing and certainly it worked as it was.

My overall impression

Still waters run deep in this wacky, brilliant, charming, funny-as-hell solo show. This artist may fool you with his affable smile, his boyish good looks, his rhythmic and ridiculous dance moves, and that mop of amazing copper penny hair. What you need to know about the last PowerPoint is that the guy who brings us the ridiculous is actually informing us about some deeply thought-out constructs about the corporate jungle.

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