American Pain

Drama · indominable creativity · Ages 12+ · United States of America

one person show
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Review by anonymous

June 13, 2022 certified reviewer

What I liked

Not knowing anything about the show. I was immediately captivated by Stephanie characterization of Jenna. She spoke to us like we were her friends, and by the end, you couldn’t help but feel sympathetic to her situation. The simply staged show used props quite well to visually tell Jenna’s story, and the direction, on this small stage, was well thought out, and a good use of the space.

What I didn't like

There was nothing wrong with this production.

My overall impression

This fascinating and timely one act show accurately captures the horrors of the opoid crisis.

It is told energetically by our speaker, Jenna Sayre (excellentantly and charismatically portrayed by Stephanie Burden) who details the personal problems she creates by being good at her job, namely selling Oxycotin to the masses, via her bubbling personality and marketing skills.

While you have a feeling you know how her story is going to end, Stephanie captures your attention, and reveals each detail in poigninant and visual ways.

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