Review Mom Dad ADHD

Mom? Dad? I Have A.D.H.D

Spontaneous.  Fast.  Funny. As the title suggests, Rasika Mathur’s show is about a young Indian woman disappointing her parents, yet again, that she is not the perfect daughter she believes they want her to be.  Mom? Dad? I have A.D.H.D. gives Rasika the opportunity to explore the symptoms of this condition in order to make sense of some unusual happenings …

Open Mike

Mike Cline: Open Mike

Honest. Theatrical. Fearless. I went to see Open Mike because Mike had taken my weekend intensive and has kept me in the loop about the process of his show over the years. Open Mike is about growing up in Texas with a schizophrenic mother, dancing at Chippendales, being a missionary, making it on Broadway and breaking his back for Jerome …

Kyla Garcia

This Mermaid Can Fly

Delightful. Funny. Heartwarming. I wanted to see “The Mermaid Who Learned How To Fly” because of the last line of the synopsis:  “…journey into the depths of forgetting who you are and the heights of remembering.”  Sounded inspiring, and I don’t know about you, but I could always use a reminder to connect with who I truly am. Kyla Garcia …

He Wrote Good Songs

“…He Wrote Good Songs”

Showmanship. Heart. Depth. HE WROTE GOOD SONGS is the story of Anthony Newley, a British actor, singer, songwriter and director performed by Jon Peterson. I learned that Anthony Newley is responsible for songs like “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and other best selling singles that I recognized like “Candy Man”, “What Kind of Fool Am I?” …

Review Bonnie Brighton

Bonnie in Brighton

Coming.  Of.  Age.  Abroad. I love international adventures so when I read the description of Bonnie in Brighton “about a Texan girl’s unconventional adventures in a British seaside town” I was all in. Part travelogue, part love letter to a city, the show explores the idea that sometimes you have to be someone else to find out who you really …

Review The Creeps

This Show Gave Me The Creeps

Gutsy.  Original.  Otherworldly. I chose to see Catherine Waller’s solo piece “The Creeps” based on this description:  “The audience will not be a passive one, as these characters are Bouffon’s, and they love to talk.  In fact, they will talk straight to you, and you are expected to talk back.” Apparently I was the only audience member who read that, …