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Devadasi: A Story of Sex, Power and Devotion

solo performance · reena lalita desai · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States of America

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DENA CROWDER certified reviewer June 05, 2017
I enjoyed the performance immensely. I found it inspiring and deeply healing. I've recommended it to several women already. A significant story for our culture and time.... full review
BEN LAWSON certified reviewer June 05, 2017
tagged as: tantra · yoga · meditation · feminism · empowerment · spirituality · Love · romance · drama · comedy
There's truly something for everyone as it combines aspects of mystery, suspense, drama, comedy, action and more to tell a haunting yet deeply rewarding story. ... full review
STACY DYMALSKI certified reviewer June 08, 2017
This show is that rare find in which the writing, direction, acting, and production all come together into one seamlessly beautiful experience for the audience. There are lessons learned that make you think. Well done. I highly recommend everyone try to see the May 23 performance, which is the only one left during the festival. I coming back with friends.... full review
FELICIA RONDEAU certified reviewer June 13, 2017
It was introspective,insightful,inspiring and spiritually activating... full review
ALAN BERMAN certified reviewer June 13, 2017
Reena propels herself through her challenging transformation into and out of a spiritual prison with extraordinary grace, openness, conviction, and humor. Her willingness to reveal her turbulent experience is both a thrilling ride and a cautionary tale for young women straitjacketed by societal demands to the point of denying their own agency in the world. She is an inspired presence on stage who has prepared a narrative that contains emotional complexity and great power.... full review
KAMALI MINTER certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Everything about this show was delightful, it's a powerful personal story with important themes for both men & women. There was a great balance of humor, power, & sensuality with good story-telling.... full review
LINDA GIELLA certified reviewer June 25, 2017
Spectacularly riveting, brave, honest, important, universal... and masterfully performed. best payoff at the end that a theater piece can have - we, the audience, go through a transformation with Reena and come out a wiser person. that's true catharsis. can't say enough good things or recommend more highly.... full review
NANCY MURPHY certified reviewer June 25, 2017
Reena is inspired and inspiring! It is a riveting story and she doesn't hold back in telling it. Unique and esoteric yet universal in it's common human struggle to be fully realized and self empowered. I loved this show!... full review
SASHA DYLAN BELL certified reviewer June 26, 2017
Incredibly strong writing and direction, delivered with an outstanding stand-out performance, this often hilarious, always compelling show seeps into your blood and sits with you for hours after the lights come down. Palpable, powerful, stunning.... full review

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