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solo performance · shiragirl · Ages 21+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by MAUREEN LENKER

June 05, 2017 stage raw

What I liked

I thought that Shira’s vulnerability in many moments was touching and in the latter half of the play she did a great job of switching between moments of light comedy and deeper moments of introspection.

What I didn't like

Initially the performance was very jarring in its shift from monologues to songs to strip-tease, etc. But once you got into the groove of the show, it evened out and really hit its stride.

My overall impression

Overall, the show was a fun, energetic journey through identity, sexuality, and acceptance. I very much enjoyed how the show shifted from purely an analysis of sexcapades and a woman seeking her sexuality identity to gradually working her own concerns with her disease into it — it made her concern with companionship really pack a punch in an unexpected way. Overall, a fun and enjoyable 60 minutes with some real emotional heft in its conclusion.

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