The Last One-Man Show (LITERALLY)

solo performance · ape x · Ages 13+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer · June 11, 2018
tagged as: hilarious · toilet · mouse · delightful · funny
There is something so incredibly charming about Steve Benaquist and his show! Go for laughs and beautiful staging/music. ... full review

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NATHANIEL BEAVER certified reviewer · June 11, 2018
Very funny and entertaining. Good concept, and Steve had many fun moments where he played different characters to tell his story which were all great. I laughed many times and it was exactly what I needed that afternoon. If you need a laugh with a great concept & funny video integration, definitely check it out!... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 24, 2018
Sharp writing, great characters, and a timely theme.... full review

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MATT PATTERSON certified reviewer · June 24, 2018
tagged as: mouse · post-apocalyptic · death · comedy
A one man show for one man? That’s the premise for this unique entry in the subgenre of bunker-based post-apocalyptic comedy. I felt as though I was losing my mind along with Mr. Benaquist, trapped in the unique hades of our own making. And after this experience I will never take advantage of an innocent chew toy ever again.... full review

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LEAH VERRILL certified reviewer · June 24, 2018
Very funny and cleverly done. Lots if fun characters. Good writing. Nice job.... full review

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BILL CHOTT · June 05, 2018
tagged as: satire · Dystopian · characters · comedy · funny
I saw the first preview of this show, and I've seen his other Fringe shows. I can always expect many laugh out loud moments from Benaquist, and was delighted with the show. ... full review

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ALAN HEITZ · June 18, 2018
Benaquist guides us through one man's journey in a confined bunker where pretty much all he has are DVD's of Steven Seagal movies and a pet mouse toy he talks to from time to time. A favorite character was a General with the catch phrase, "Permission Denied." The live guitar accompaniment was a nice touch to the overall show.... full review

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RICHARD LUCAS certified reviewer · June 13, 2018
tagged as: clever · smart · recommended highly · funny
I always enjoy Steve Benaquist’s work because there’s so much smart behind the silly, and The Last One-man Show (Literally) is another great piece of work that is remarkably fun because of it as he weaves through characters both in his mind and in the materials left for him in a nuclear bunker, which goes from a volunteer-tester weekend to a minimum 17 years as half-lives are estimated upon the onset an incalculably inconvenient worldwide nuclear war. Every single character is smoothly delivered (he makes great use of his dynamic voice) and laugh-out-loud funny, and the show adds a very sweet touch as Benaquist interacts with a toy mouse as his only companion. I highly recommend this show, not just as a lively hour of entertainment, but also... full review

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CLAUDIA CLOUD · June 19, 2018
This was a well thought out and brilliant piece of theater, which had me both rolling with laughter and really thinking about life, and how we spend our time while here. The characters are hilarious, and quite colorful. It's a real ride through the mind of a comedian living in LA in the modern age. A blast!... full review

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MELINDA GRACE certified reviewer · June 25, 2018
Clever, witty, funny, lots of heart. What would an artist trying to write his solo show do if the world really did come to an end? It kinda gets you to think...... full review

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