In the Tides of Love

Solo Show · alexandra punch · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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PATTY AKOPIANTZ certified reviewer June 25, 2022
An absolute gem….storytelling at its best…explores universal themes of love and relationships (good and bad) and the all too familiar challenge of learning how to love oneself. While told through the eyes of a young woman, the story will resonate with a wide audience. Brilliant writing and sublime acting - tender, powerful and vulnerable all at the same time. It was something truly special to watch - it felt like being on the precipice of something magic….... full review
JULIA DESANTIS certified reviewer July 20, 2022
tagged as: young woman · expansive · human · honest · powerful · intimate · divine
In the Tides of Love is a delicate kiss of affirmation that despite how impressionable our minds are, and how crushable our hearts, there is wisdom to be found in romance. Wearing an aching heart on her sleeve, Alex Varvar Punch draws you in with a poetic stream of consciousness that dances with the divinity and naïveté that is young love. She introduces you to the most intimate parts of her mind, body, and soul, only for you to discover (for some while silently sobbing) that her experience may not be too different from your own. Alex Punch is an intoxicating performer, with a fierce yet softened stage presence that captures your attention entirely. Lyricism is Punch’s second nature, and her writing drips with profound truths about self-l... full review
SOFIA LATHAM certified reviewer June 27, 2022
I feel honoured to have witnessed this piece on stage. To extrapolate meaning from lived experiences, and then order them so artistically, and in such a way that tells audience members that they are not alone, is no easy feat. Alex’s ability to do this touched me at my core. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 26, 2022
Through her own unique stories and experiences, Alex engulfs each audience member with the sentiment that they are not alone in a world of confusing, promising, and disappointing relationships. There are moments of laughter, sorrow, hopefulness. Her writing is inspiring and her presence on stage is captivating. Navigating relationships, both romantic and platonic, is not always easy. Alex validates all feelings of regret and success and encourages individuals to forgive themselves for their past. I’m excited to see what Alex does next and look forward to hearing more of her perspective on this world. ... full review
NICOLE BAKAR certified reviewer June 26, 2022
I honestly left this show feeling speechless and in love. Alex welcomes the viewer into her naturally romantic and spectacularly profound internal dialogue within 55 dazzling minutes. In doing so, she conects deeply with the audience as she displays the commonalities of the female experience through her own beautiful analysis of life, love, and self. It was truly amazing. ... full review
SIDNEY CARTWRIGHT certified reviewer June 26, 2022
First and foremost, Alex is an observer. As she meditates on her own past trials with love and relationships, she approaches herself with the same loving forgiveness and understanding as when she approaches others—gracefully. With striking vulnerability, she interacts with the audience in a way that seems two-sided, almost conversational; an onstage presence that makes you feel individually seen and heard. She clearly articulates her journey of finding self-love, then losing it, then finding it all over again, offering a perspective that is both deeply personal yet universal in nature. In the Tides of Love is a gift to any and all viewers, packed with poignant reflections on love and self-worth, humor-filled moments of sheer relatability... full review
JACK HANDEN certified reviewer June 23, 2022
Incredible script that perfectly dissects the all too common struggles of anxiety, insecurity, and depression, told brilliantly through the framework of various emotional and physical romantic relationships. Alex mirrors the script with her ability to convey a range of highly introspective emotions; thoroughly captivating the audience on her deeply personal yet relatable journey towards self actualization.... full review