The story was so relatable because it was about a time in the character’s life when most of us struggled to find our identity and to figure out where we belonged. The character’s two battling mothers, an externalized version of her inner conflict, were such a terrific and funny way to depict the turmoil within.
Although she was the only one on stage, I had such a clear picture of the other characters she described. Thinking about the show now, I almost forget that it was a one woman show because I can so clearly envision Massimo, Loretta, and all the other fabulous characters in my mind’s eye. Great writing.
What I didn't like
Nothing could be improved. It kept me laughing and crying and I’ve not stopped thinking about it since seeing it.
My overall impression
This show’s story arc was so compelling it was hard not to be immediately drawn in. I was so invested in the character and her journey because the acting and storytelling were just so good. It was devilishly funny and simultaneously heartfelt. Jessica was so vulnerable and authentic that you couldn’t help but root for her.