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A Mess of Things: A New Documentary Musicplay

musicals and operas · tanglezone theater · Ages 12+ · family friendly · one person show · United States

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TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema/bitter lemons certified reviewer July 19, 2011
Tony Frankel, theatre critic for Stage and Cinema here. Here is a link to my review of A Mess of Things: http://www.stageandcinema.com/2011/07/17/hollywood-fringe-2/... full review
PAULINE ADAMEK artsbeat la certified reviewer June 19, 2011
The listed description -- "Rich with sonic detail, A Mess of Things layers sounds and images which move fluidly between intimate storytelling..." is extremely misleading. There is no storytelling, just a lot of taped recordings of family members vaguely talking about a hoarder while an introspective guy with long hair obsessionally fiddles with his guitar equipment, occasionally commenting on the taped voices and every once in a while gently strumming his guitar. Perhaps I missed something profound (?) but I thought this show truly sucked. Pauline Adamek -- ArtsBeatLA.com... full review