How To Be Japanese

miyo yamauchi · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by APRILLE ISHAM

June 08, 2022 certified reviewer
tagged as: merry · complex · contagious · clever · courageous

What I liked

Her graphic backgrounds; her leaping vitality; her amusing view of living the good life. A friend who saw the performances said:
"I always wanted to be Japanese.!

What I didn't like

Maybe fewer sound effects and more words to reflect conflicting cultural angst.

My overall impression

Her stories will beguile you, they’ll raise your Blood Pressure. They’ll squish, twist and trounce you. Her innocent presence (HA!) will engage you. Fool you.

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