American Pain

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

one person show
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June 19, 2022 certified reviewer

What I liked

1. The fine portraiture of the OxyContin boom…and bust.
2. Our addiction to money, our addiction to pills.
3. The indictment of capitalism, but also the humor and empathy.
4. The performance — kudos, kudos.
5. The intensity of the writing — the specificity of the language, the universality of the themes.

What I didn't like

Hmmm…a longer run? I would gladly go again!

My overall impression

Riveting show from start to finish, at once funny and heartbreaking. Beautifully written, powerfully performed. I loved the show.

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