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Funeral Potatoes

ensemble theatre · boomstick theater · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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MICAH COVER certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: dramedy · two-woman show
Over WAY too soon. I wanted to spend the entire evening with these wonderful actresses. Boom Stick walks the precarious tightrope of pathos and laughter and sticks the landing with unprecedented skill, honesty, warmth and even hope. And anything Lauren Sperling touches will be gold. This was my first official Fringe show this season, and it’s impossible to imagine anyone topping this. ... full review
SARAH RUTTAN certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: Must See · real
Sweet, real, and I wanted a full hour of this story.... full review
SAM PASTERNACK certified reviewer June 24, 2019
A tight one-act that explores a deep friendship at its most heart-breaking moments. The first of what I hope are many Fringe productions from the BoomStick team.... full review
MARTIN RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 19, 2019
A great story with a great message. When I leave a show thinking about an aspect of life- no matter if it is about friendship, love, social issues, etc.- and I want to do something about it for myself, I feel that is evidence that a story was done or told well. That is exactly how I felt leaving Funeral Potatoes. I also appreciate stories like this because they are a big part of the healing process for audience members who may have gone through similar things. This helped. Thank you. ... full review
GENE HOBSON certified reviewer June 18, 2019
tagged as: real. · emotional · poignant
A poignant and emotional time in the lives of two very close friends becomes a reflection on our own life as we hear and experience some of their pain. The writing is very good, and the two young actors brought life experience seemingly beyond their years along with them as they take us through a journey that causes all of us watching to feel their insecurities about what is about to happen. I could feel the audience being moved almost to tears, as was I.... full review
SUZE CAMPAGNA certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Good emotional store dealing with death, but not getting too heavy. ... full review
BENJAMIN NICHOLSON certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: potatoes · death
Perfectly succinct, Funeral Potatoes gives you just enough to both emotionally invest in the characters of the play and to realize that the experiences depicted can and likely will occur in your life in one form or another; navigates discourses of death that, while providing no 'answers', encourage you to begin asking questions we too often avoid.... full review
AMANDA LLOYD certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: grief · death · friendship · charming · tragedy
A simple and poignant show that has something big to say in a short amount of time. ... full review
SHAE TOMLINSON certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: Truthful · loving · endearing
Funeral Potatoes is such an endearing show. The script is short and sweet and gives you a beautiful little glimpse into the lives of two best friends as they deal with the incredibly hard fact that one of them knows they're going to die soon. This show hit really close to home, and the wonderful acting, writing, and directing of this piece tied together to tell a really lovely story.... full review
VERONICA TJIOE certified reviewer June 08, 2019
A charming two-hander exploring the acceptance of mortality at a young age. Whitney Montgomery and Lauren Cook have great friendship chemistry onstage and hop well through rather quick beat changes. A heart-warming and thoughtful way to spend a half-hour!... full review