By Andrew Andrews
“Where to begin?”
We don’t usually like to catch
Sure, we’ve enjoyed a solo production here and there, such as
That said: if you’re looking for a five-star show from a
Hope Salas, that is, and her one-woman
In a few words, Hope’s show tells the story of three woman: herself, her mother Alice, and a woman named Rose who saved Alice from familial sexual abuse.
But those few words don’t begin to convey what makes
So let’s try adding a few more:
Intense, relentless anxiety.
Awkwardly-funny, quirky humor.
Music and sound effects (Yiannis Christofides) that will adjust the rhythm of your pulse and take over
Lighting (Yuki Nakase) that changes your mood at the drop of a hat or
Video projections (Gil Sperling) that switch from setting the scene to altering your viewpoint to
A sublimely simple, surreal set (Marsha Ginsberg) that oozes sterility and provides delightfully surprising ways to
Movements, voices and mannerisms that perfectly convey
That, folks, is how a single playwright/actor, with a talented team working behind-the-scenes under an expert director (Erika Latta), can put on a show that unquestionably earns every one of the
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Andrew Andrews attended HOPE at Wild Project in Manhattan on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 8:00pm to write this review.
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