The Book That Won't Close- Confessions of A Love Addict

Solo Show · tl forsberg · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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RUSSEL MULOCK certified reviewer August 25, 2021
It becomes a never ending effort at inclusion in a world that offers you to just choose either purple or green, straight or bent, listening well or reading sign language. The character TL evolves is compelled to find where she belongs in a community that does not have enough preference boxes to check.... full review
VERONICA CAREY MATTHEWS certified reviewer August 23, 2021
Exhilirating! TL drives this show at a breakneck speed, maneuvering with a controlled chaos that is gripping, to say the least. She opens up the window of her soul, letting us see her dual struggle in finding her stance on the deaf/hearing spectrum as well as battles with love addiction, and we're all the better for it. Never devoid of meaning of emotion, she leads us through the tunnels of her pain into the light of her revelations. Must see!... full review
AZO SAFO certified reviewer August 19, 2021
tagged as: movement · Fast-paced · Empowering · recovery · Love · addiction
I am still taking in the performance and it ended 2 hours ago. It was powerful, beautiful and inspiring. I cried because I related. I am in awe of what I saw on stage today! Bring Kleenex - you’ll need it! ... full review
GEORGE ROBINS certified reviewer August 21, 2021
tagged as: emotional · powerful · insightful · intense
It was very intense, educational and touching. TL put on a great performance portraying so many characters with so much energy. I felt like I was watching a ten person show... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER certified reviewer August 20, 2021
TL is a powerhouse performer -- not only that, she takes her vulnerabilities and lays it all out for us to observe as an audience. And even then, her story relates more closely to me as someone working toward finding my identity than I ever could have imagined. Keep the book open and keep exploring. Great job!... full review
BARBARA SABA certified reviewer August 20, 2021
Intense, powerful, controlled, funny, sarcastic, tender. This show deserves all the best adjectives I can think of. Tl. is a super talented actress and I couldn't be more happy to see a grown up woman shining on the stage like a beautiful diamond, offering all the facets of her being.... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE night tinted glasses certified reviewer August 20, 2021
tagged as: dance · music · betrayal · prejudice · asl · moving · brilliant · tears · Courage · recovery · love addiction · deaf · solo
Some plays/performances make me laugh, others make me think, a few stun with technical skill and passion, some do indeed make me weep. The Book That Won't Close does all of the above and more.... full review
MARGOT KOCH certified reviewer August 19, 2021
TL is an astonishing talent. Her physical presence alone is enough to keep one's attention completely riveted, but there's much, much more to this powerful, layered performance.... full review
NORMAN COX certified reviewer August 13, 2021
tagged as: captivating
Jaw dropping performance. Buckle up because you are going on a ride! This performance made me smile, cry, dance and laugh. TL's talent and presence is captivating, she is the total package. Her show will take you TRULY and DEEPLY into the world that someone who has the blessing of hearing could not understand if not for this amazing, perfectly performed, beautifully written performance. . Directed in a brilliant way to keep your focus on the story, the HONESTY that also takes you into a world that we all have experienced in some form and I didn't realize that until I saw this show, the world is a love addict. ... full review
JOHNNY RAY certified reviewer August 09, 2021
A Must See...A Solo Show at it's finest! I have seen this show not 1...not 2, but 6 times...Since it's Stage Reading in July 2019 and Like a Lays...I couldn't just have One...performance! This is a master class of solo shows in the most unique way...the reinforced direction, the writing...such poetry in motion...with body felt flowing movements and truth told story...entertainment, raw and educating with a dash of witty funny zingers. TL Forsberg is a handful of explosive rainbow of colors in every aspect of her solo piece of amazing theatre. ... full review