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4.1 / 5 Rated by 34 members
Review from rpearce

Initially, I had mixed feelings about the show as it seemed to start slowly. Once I "got" that the play was about the build up and not the punch line, I really enjoyed it. It was well acted. Funny. Poignant. Thought provoking. I took my 18...continued

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This was an enjoyable one-man show. Very poignant, with nearly an equal amount of humor and sadness.

reviewed Jan 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This was my first experience with both Goldstar and Greenhouse theater center. I have nothing but positive things to say about both.

I enjoyed this show very much. The actor that played the main (and only) part did a fabulous job. The...continued

reviewed Jan 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Therese Lynch

Actor did an excellent job

reviewed Jan 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I was so very pleased with the event. From ordering the tickets from goldstar.. to picking up the tickets at will call.. to enjoying the perfermance . Both sides of the emotional spectrum..

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mo in Chicago

This piece was very well written. It's very heartfelt: sad at times, yet still laugh out loud funny at others. The actor did a great job portraying multiple people. The set design was excellent. The lighting and direction worked really well. It's...continued

reviewed Jan 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Keefer

The actor did a great job. The material was funny and touching at times. Just tough to focus in a one man show with not a lot going on.

reviewed Jan 10 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Cynthia Henson

The show was informative and the one man show had lot's of energy and excitement that went into the production. He seemed to be full of enthusiasm about his role.

reviewed Feb 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from hmc1410

Great delivery of this monologue. Nice to see a focus on the people around the person with the medical problem rather than the actual person who is ill.

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from peecee

This was pretty good for a 1-man show. Glad they are tackling a difficult subject like Parkinson's with a sense of humor and spreading awareness of the disease. The 1st half seemed a bit long but my friends and I really enjoyed the 2nd half. ...continued

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura

The story was incredibly moving and funny at the same time. The actor was incredible. He held the audience in his hands from beginning to end. This show was a standout of a play.
Loved it!!!

reviewed Jan 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bethany A. Riebock

This was a worthwhile show to see, but I'm glad that I had a Goldstar promo and didn't pay full price. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but after reading a review in the Tribune after seeing the show, I had to agree that the majority of the...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lois McGovern

It's hard to believe I was laughing at something so serious! I enjoyed the show. It was funny and thought provoking at the same time. I came away with a new appreciation for people who deal so bravely with such difficult diseases.

reviewed Jan 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Yvette Marie

Though the story was put together well, I did not find this funny at all. I left at the intermission. I did not enjoy it, I found it painful to watch. Save your money.

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Gibboney

Laughed and cried. One of the funniest and yet most poignant performances I have seen. I never once thought I was watching an actor...seemed as though I was hearing a personal story first hand. This is a performance no one should miss.
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reviewed Jan 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from sharonkielminski

Very touching and tender

reviewed Jan 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth

3 words...GO SEE IT! This is a wonderfully funny and moving show. Andrew Pond takes us on a journey that you won't soon forget, and the well-written script has elements to which all of us can relate. Andrew moves from hilarious to soul-bearing...continued

reviewed Jan 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Martin Abrams

If it was supposed to be funny, it was not funny. Nor was it thought provoking. All four of us considered it a waste of time.

reviewed Jan 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Christopher J. Allen

This was a great show! It was slow at the beginning but does comes together at the end. For a one man show, it kept my attention and was very entertaining! Would take someone to see it again.

reviewed Jan 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

What a great piece of writing and acting. kept my interest the whole time.

reviewed Feb 01 2013 report as inappropriate
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