Yes, No, Maybe So

Solo Show · catherine barnes · Ages 15+ · United States of America

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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE night tinted glasses certified reviewer August 14, 2021
I will admit the fact Yes, No, Maybe So lists itself as a solo musical gave me pause. But less than five minutes in that worry evaporated. Instead I simply went along for the ride, one woman's journey into that most heady of all adventures--making a decision. Catherine Barnes' show (developed and directed with Jessica Lynn Johnson) focuses on a medical exam which proves very creepy indeed, and then Barnes must figure out what to about this. Because the creepiness in this case went beyond a few of the lines that medical professionals should not cross. Yet, hasn't everyone been rude or creepy sometime? Aren't there more serious problems the powers that be should address? How much time and effort will be needed to even start the proces... full review
SHARI BARRETT broadway world and the culver city news certified reviewer August 06, 2021
tagged as: consent · inner bitch · original lyrics · singing · music · Me too · solo
In the age of "me too," no doubt many people have looked back through their lives and found times when faced with giving consent to be touched seemed just as confusing as saying "yes" or "no" when what you really thought was "maybe." Catherine Barnes takes us on a journey through her life, starting with a game of "nervous" with a local boy led her to realize no matter what, it was always going to be the girl's fault for not saying "no" and meaning it - even if she did. Her journey continues through her Fullbright scholarship days in Brazil to visiting with a neurologist because her hands were tingling and discovering all she really wanted, according to her "inner bitch" was for him to touch her in inappropriate ways. And all along the way, ... full review