Things to Avoid in a Eulogy

Drama · gray area productions · Ages 17+ · 90 mins · United States of America

Content Warning world premiere
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June 04, 2023 certified reviewer
tagged as: deep. · humorous · clever · Heart-felt · Authentic

What I liked

Loved the writing, the acting, the direction and the stage design.

What I didn't like


My overall impression

There are very few times that I’ve attended small theater and felt rewarded, uplifted and truly lucky to see the production. Today, that was reversed when I saw the opening performance of “Things to Avoid in a Eulogy.” I can honestly say that the writing, acting and production values gelled perfectly to provide a feel-good experience out of the tragedy of the two characters on stage—an older woman dying of cancer and the Gen Z youth she hires to wait out the end with her. I don’t think Donny Jarman, the author of this gem, missed any important emotional nuggets of the two characters’ lives. Bravo! And all others, please see this show, you will not be disappointed!

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