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Listen... Can You Hear Me Now?

solo performance · an 11:11 experiment · Ages 13+ · family friendly · flashing lights · one person show · United States

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BROOKE SILVA certified reviewer June 17, 2013
The story of a hearing child in a deaf family is very interesting. The details of her particular family are intriguing. However, this show mostly made me want to read her memoir. It often felt like the actor was reading from a book. The story is captivating, but I'm not sure it's theatrical enough to be entertaining as a one-woman show. The characters she does in the process are the highlight: her mother, her aunt, her father, her friend. I really do hope to read her memoir someday and find out more about the life that I was introduced to during this hour show! ... full review
BENNY LUMPKINS certified reviewer June 18, 2013
This is a warm story that will touch your heart. Oneof tiff best one person shows I have ever seen. Such a poignant and clear description of what hear ing life is like in a deaf community and I am warmfully greatful for that.... full review
JANET MILLER certified reviewer June 16, 2013
A courageous show. Thank you for sharing you life with us. ... full review
KIMBERLY FOX certified reviewer June 17, 2013
First let me say, as an "over 50" female myself, I'm always interested in hearing other "mature" women's stories (not enough of that in this world, IMHO). Also, I was intrigued by the show's description and wondered what kind of story we might "hear." I was surprised and challenged by Rosen's bio-play. Her's is a most unusual and utterly unique journey of finding her own voice--literally and poetically. I loved the artful spareness of her staging and, as the story unfolded, I kept wondering "how did this fascinating female artist emerge from this incredible story?"--a personal story that would either utterly debilitate a woman, or force her to push out and become very much her own person with a completely unique POV. Thankfully, Rosen's ... full review
BILL RATNER certified reviewer June 17, 2013
Gloria Rosen's story of growing up with deaf parents is odd, quirky, funny, frustrating, and ultimately quite fascinating. Not sure why the lights kept snapping to different settings so often, but it didn't matter. Rosen's tale is a great one to hear, and certainly one I hadn't heard before. Rosen is a very likable storyteller. And the reverse prejudice held and often expressed by her parents: "The hearing--stupid," is funny and thought-provoking. ... full review
RANA DAVIS certified reviewer June 22, 2013
The story is beautiful and heartwarming. Gloria is delightful and sincere and brings us right into the heart of her predicament ( which I won't name, so as not to spoil). Authentic, poignant...I believed every word. Rana Davis TARRT Productions... full review
JOE GREENE certified reviewer June 24, 2013
Gloria Rosen's performance was riveting! I couldn't stop thinking about this piece long after the show ended. This one woman show captures what it is like growing up with deaf parents and the struggles and challenges it brings. Congratulations to the cast, crew and producers for bringing this strong play to the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Don't miss seeing this show, you'll be happy that you did. ... full review
JACQUETTA SZATHMARI certified reviewer June 25, 2013
An expertly told tale of a young woman appointed as a listener who finally finds her voice. A wonderful performance enhanced by expert direction and staging. At only on hour long you leave feeling that Rosen has so much more to tell and you really want to hear it now.... full review
BOB LEGGETT examiner.com certified reviewer June 24, 2013
Rosen effectively conveyed the hazards and challenges of being a hearing child surrounded by the deaf, a community that can be very cold to, and untrusting of, those who can hear. I felt her frustrations, her struggles, and her triumph as she was able to move on with her life, never forgetting the lessons her parents taught her. Above all, this is a lesson in tolerance with those who are different, and an object lesson on making the best of whatever circumstance in which we find ourselves. ... full review
ROMMEL ALFARO certified reviewer June 24, 2013
I really enjoyed the show. It was such a captivating story. Gloria Rosen's performance brought me right into her life and made me experience her dilemmas, her happiness, and her sadness. ... full review