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

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Mueller is very impressive in this one-woman show. The story takes several unexpected turns. ... full review
JOHN PATRICK DALY certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Excellent acting and a surprisingly fantastical structure make for a neat twist on the character and story you may not have known but always suspected. And that wig. That wig is divine. ... full review
MARNIE OLSON certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Kristina Mueller’s performance is breath-taking in a somewhat challenging (to witness and digest) script. ... full review
GLEN MONTGOMERY certified reviewer June 12, 2019
Really enjoyable and quick moving play. A lot of twists and turns that I was lucky to experience because I hadn't read much on what it was going to be about. ... full review
KATE STRAUSS certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Kristina gives the performance of a lifetime. It's everything you want--fantasy, drama, comedy...and more...... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: dream · nightmare · topical · disturbing · creepy · funny
Imagine a fascinating nightmare--one of those fundamentally disturbing ones that blends all kinds of things in a weird brew of elements that somehow make kind of bizarre logic. Now suppose a nightmare more-or-less fostered by the challenge comedian Bill Mahr put out for Donald Trump to prove he was not the son of an orangutan. Now imagine someone staging that nightmare. You now have Orangutan by Troy Deutsch. The whole thing takes the form of a monologue by Trump's mother (Kristina Mueller), recounting a weird upside-down history of alternate timelines and supernatural intervention in which the woman gets a glimpse of what her child will be/become. I ended up fascinated, horrified, amused, and often just challenged as my brain tried t... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2019
Orangutan is cleverly written and terrifyingly hysterical. It’s the harsh truth from a close friend in the form of a joke, because if you don’t laugh you might cry. It is a must see. Ms. Kristina Mueller was absolutely phenomenal. Mueller is a true crafts woman with a beautiful storytelling ability. She takes you on a captivating journey with a unique perspective. Don’t miss it!!! ... full review
SHANNON GODLY certified reviewer June 21, 2019
This show is an exploration down a strange and unique rabbit hole. It not only imagines aspects of the early childhood of Donald Trump, but adds a dark premonition and partial theory of how and why we ended up with him as our president. And it’s all brought to us through the complex psyche of his mother. It sent me on a thoughtful and emotional journey that I’m still thinking about, and will continue thinking about for the foreseeable future.... full review
KATHERINE KING certified reviewer June 22, 2019
Acting and directing really on point... full review
LINDSAY BEAMISH certified reviewer June 22, 2019
tagged as: smart · timely · political · tour-de-force · women made
A tight and well-crafted show with a compelling actress at its core. The piece created its own vivid world, and did so just via Kristina speaking and some astute staging. ... full review