Solo Show · brian eckert · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show
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June 14, 2023 certified reviewer
tagged as: provocative

What I liked

Everleigh Brenner’s frenetic performance captured the anxiety of an event. At times I found myself wondering how accurate the portrayal was, but it actually does not matter at all. With references to amphetamines and Marilyn Monroe, the hyperactive monologue achieves it’s mission. That mission is to show a nearly naked public figure. With rapid costume changes we are spun through the different characters Jackie played in her life. The cyclones of words were articulated with sniper-like precision. It is an electrifying exercise in stream of consciousness. A deceptively casual conversation delivered faster than the speed of sound. I’m grateful that director Eckert brought this densely layered to the Hollywood Fringe, and dazzled is with this tornado of ideas.

What I didn't like

Just go see it!

My overall impression

This is the kind of show I love seeing at Fringe festivals. I was completely unaware of this work and I’m thrilled to have experienced it. An intimate portrayal of an infamous woman. As if in a Charlie Kaufman movie, we are thrust through a portal into Jackie Kennedy’s brain.

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