Do This One Thing For Me
By Andrew Andrews
Jane Elias is a master of accents.
In her solo show, Do This One Thing for Me, Jane wields the art of the accent to convey more than half a dozen characters as she shares the story of her father and their interactions, from her earliest
“Jane? Jane, get up,” she begins.
You might say that Jane’s father has lived a charmed life. Exiled from Greece in World War II and marched by the Nazis to Auschwitz when he was only fifteen, Dad was barely spared the gas chamber when the British arrived the morning
It probably goes without saying that he wanted a better life for his daughter. That he worries about his daughter, even as a grown woman, living on her own. That he really wished she would Do This One Thing and just call him, every morning, to let him know that
But Dad and juvenile Janula are not the only characters Jane
There’s Mrs. Palmer, her tenth grade
Pauline, the leader of her
Louie, the Ozzie yob.
Pavel, the Auschwitz tour guide.
Leon, the official educator
And Shelley, the fellow traveler.
Did we miss anyone?
Whether you call it a solo show or a diverse cast of characters, Jane Elias pulls you into her story, tugs on your heart strings and leaves you feeling a little
No wonder the rest of the performances at FringeNYC
If you’re lucky enough to catch this intimate show in a rarely-seen venue, let us know which of Jane’s characters you enjoyed the most,
Andrew Andrews attended Do This One Thing For Me at FringeHUB in Manhattan on Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 6:30pm to write this review.
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