SMOTE THIS, A Comedy About God...and other Serious $h*t

rodney gardiner · Ages 13+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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KIMBERLY SCOTT certified reviewer July 14, 2023
Ya made me laugh so hard I cried … and I sobbed like a baby. WHAT A SHOW!... full review
CAROL BECKER certified reviewer July 09, 2023
If you are interested in seeing a truly EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMER deliver what can best be described as a Masterclass Level Performance, then you've come to the right show! Combining the perfect amount of comedy, drama, tenderness, and heart, SMOTE THIS, just delivers a show worthy of ALL THE ACCOLADES, ENCORES, and APPLAUSE that are coming to Rodney Gardiner!!! I honestly cannot recommend the show strongly enough and hope that others will have a chance to see this show when it goes on to bigger and better (as it is most assuredly destined for both bigger and better)! BRAVO!!!... full review
ELAINE SAUNDERS certified reviewer July 08, 2023
I loved how he structured the telling of his journey. I was very impressed with his amazing talent.. Frankly his show is on another level compared to other solo shows at the Fringe...... full review
NICOLE MEIER certified reviewer July 07, 2023
This was absolutely amazing. Absolutely hilarious with calm, deep and vulnerable moments!!!... full review
TERRENCE TAYLOR certified reviewer July 07, 2023
Rodney commanded the entire theatre with song, words and emotion. He takes you on a journey that no other Hollywood Fringe 2023 show has gone before.... full review
GAIL THOMAS certified reviewer June 12, 2023
Highly recommend. Perfect blend of humor, story and movement. An important story, beautifully told. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2023
tagged as: Show-like
I have been to the theater many times. At least 5 or 6 times and found this to be a show that I would call LIT. I would call it woke too but I am still not sure what that means. I said it wrong the other day so I don’t want to misspeak again. It reminded me very much like the movie Castaway as it is one man show as long as you don’t count the volleyball Wilson…although the actors head sort of looked like a volleyball as it is more round than the average person. I hope this doesn’t give him a complex. That is not my point. Sometimes you see a show that changes your views and philosophies in life and that was this show. I was a believer in miracles and now I don’t…just like that. If you want to stop believing…this is the show for you. T... full review
JONATHAN VON MERING certified reviewer June 11, 2023
Hilarious and moving. Rodney is an incredibly gifted storyteller and here delivers a memorable piece of solo theater that engrosses from beginning to end.... full review
DAN PREVETTE certified reviewer June 11, 2023
Rodney isn't just one of the best performers in Fringe. He's one of the best performers I've ever seen. His years as a Shakespearean actor pair so tightly with his brilliant joke crafting, all of which are unblemished by anything on stage but himself - this is a masterclass in performance storytelling. Part preacher, part poet, all powerhouse. DO NOT MISS.... full review
EMERY MATSON certified reviewer June 11, 2023
What a powerful one man show! Rodney shares a moving story about his childhood and upbringing as an undocumented black immigrant and his relationship to spirituality. Rodney generously shares with the audience a robust treasure chest of tender, rough, and bitter-sweet reflections that are simultaneously unique and utterly human. ... full review