solo performance · orangutan · Ages 15+ · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2019
We went wild for it.... full review
KARIN COLLISON certified reviewer June 30, 2019
Pure unadulterated highest quality vastly entertaining, brilliantly biting theater. Everything was extraordinary: The writing (not surprised to learn that Nicky Silver is Troy Deutsch’s friend and mentor); the direction (with a name like Tinks Lovelace, she must succeed or fail spectacularly — she succeeds) and the theatrical monster that is Kristina Mueller, who throws the whole shebang around her like stardust dancing through the hour with such skillful abandon that time whistles by. Bravo!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 30, 2019
Dark, smart and so funny! It was totally absurd and hauntingly introspective.... full review
JONATHAN BRAYLOCK certified reviewer July 01, 2019
Incredible, moving and at times uncomfortable, Kristina Muller brings this show to life through an amazing performance that will linger with you long after you see it!... full review
MARLA BLACK certified reviewer July 01, 2019
Kristina is a powerhouse of an actress and it was a sheer delight to watch her in this funny thought provoking show. Wonderfully directed, I couldn't glance away from this phenomenal performance piece.... full review
SUSANNAH SNOWDEN-IFFT certified reviewer July 02, 2019
Wacky, out there, on point, and never too much, this one woman show is a powerhouse of a performance.... full review
APRIL WISH certified reviewer July 03, 2019
This show was moving and absurd, hilarious and terrifying - all in the way that only really good, challenging art can be. It was a bold look at the state of politics in a way that felt fresh, yet primal. I was grateful for the reminder of where the instincts to protect our own comes from and how it plays out in the world today.... full review
MATTHEW ROBINSON certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: Bold · funny · dark · clever
This wild but simultaneously grounded show gives us a unique and sharp look at the origin of a demagogue and what leaders say about ourselves and those around him/her. Beautifully and masterfully portrayed by Kristina Mueller this show will have you hooked from A to B as it takes you to it's thrilling and shocking conclusion. Well directed by Tinks Lovelace and written with poetically sharp wit by Troy Deutsch ... full review
BEN MOROSKI certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: dark · funny · current · powerful · electric
A primally urgent and wildly intelligent play for our moment. Troy Deutsch's "Orangutan" could have easily found itself trapped in the echo chamber of a one-joke premise. Instead, it resounds with the poisonously barbed comedy of Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels and the savage, philosophical gymnastics of Edward Albee. Horror, humor and rage -- a wild ride reminiscent of Ellen Burstyn's Sara Goldfarb in "Requiem for a Dream" -- brought to vivid life by Kristina Mueller's electric performance and Tinks Lovelace's sharp direction. "Orangutan" finds empathy within the nightmare. This is its staying power. ... full review
COBEY COBB certified reviewer June 09, 2019
A masterpiece. The most incredible experience I’ve had in a theater, hands down. Watching this play is like starting a movie thinking it’s a dark comedy and then you get this tingling sensation in your stomach like this might be a David Lynch film but then your heart starts pounding because you realize this isn’t David Lynch, this isn’t a movie at all. You’re in a dream, the kind you wake up from and then quickly shut your eyes, desperate to fall back into. The kind where, even though you know it was a dream, the emotions you felt are real and stick with you. The kind that if you tried to explain it to a friend, or write a review about it, you quickly realize it’s impossible to put into words. It can only be experienced. Thankfully this is a... full review