Strong Like Honey

Drama · i'm not in a company. · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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Review by anonymous

August 26, 2021 certified reviewer

What I liked

See above.

What I didn't like

I wanted it to be longer. I wanted to hear more about the conflictual feelings. The good days. People feel guilty when caregiving and sometimes want the person to just stop suffering and they feel guilty for that. If it were a longer feature it could touch on and normalize that.

My overall impression

I really enjoyed the show. It takes a lot to be one person on the stage and present the personality, characteristics, and emotions of all the people presented. It takes a lot to share your personal story and childhood to a crowd of people. When it is one person, the audience expects a lot. Alma made the emotions and feelings come through. Alma made the audience envision the people she talked about. She made you laugh, reflect on your own childhood adventures, and she made you cry in thinking about caregiver responsibilities that no one understands really unless you have been there. Caring for a watching someone you know and envisioned differently become a dependent, sometimes childlike, and sometimes a shell of the person you once knew is a challenging process on top of the physical labor and time of it.

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