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One Drop of Love

solo performance · csula goes to the fringe · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States

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Review by BARRY GORDON

July 01, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

The purpose of a review is to get people to go see the show and, unfortunately, One Drop of Love closed last night. But if you ever get the chance to see this extraordinary piece performed brilliantly by its writer, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, DO NOT MISS IT.

Ms. DiGiovanni’s story manages to be deeply personal and universal at the same time — no easy feat. While the story deals with issues of race, it goes so far beyond that and tells a story of love, family and connection that virtually everyone can relate to (my 100% white wife was left in tears).

Ms. DiGiovanni has a remarkable gift for inhabiting her characters (her black father, white mother, brother, and grandmother) without ever descending into caricature. And she does so with great charm and humor, engaging the audience throughout.

One Drop of Love is certainly one of the best shows I’ve seen at the Fringe and, again, I hope that the show continues to have a life that will afford many, many more people the chance to share the wonderful experience I had.

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