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My Own Private River Phoenix

solo performance · no tomorrow · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America

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STEVE CHANG certified reviewer June 20, 2018
I really enjoyed this show. Ai has encapsulated her story into an entertaining package with plenty of fun and humor but also grounded in reality and touching upon universal issues and anxieties that we all deal with. She's a likable character that can appeal to wide audiences. Way to go Ai! ... full review
LISA TIMMONS certified reviewer June 20, 2018
I'm so impressed with the show that Ai put together, especially since she played all the characters. There were multimedia elements that I thought really added to the show. Her storytelling is very compelling and I was fascinated to learn about her life experiences.... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 19, 2018
My favorite part of the show was Ai herself dancing about the stage like a perky imp. She was a complete joy to watch and very funny.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2018
I really loved Ai. Her performance was endearing, and I loved hearing her stories.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2018
One person's journey to America. Nuanced in its storytelling of East meets West. Would highly recommend.... full review
SCOTT GOLDEN certified reviewer June 19, 2018
Very solid one-person show. Ai is a great story teller!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2018
A bitingly funny and incredibly touching true story! Ai is a powerhouse and fills the stage with an incredible tale of one woman's quest for "River Pheonix." I cannot recommend this show enough!... full review
VICTOR SOTOMAYOR certified reviewer June 19, 2018
Ai wanted to leave Japan for America in order to meet her River Phoenix, the iconic American actor who died tragically young and whose sensitivity sparked a desire in this 9 year old little girl. She wouldn’t settle until she met her idol in an American white male who would resemble River Phoenix and, one fine day, her dream came true. Or was it her nightmare?... full review
CHRIS COLLINS certified reviewer June 18, 2018
Ai's obvious acumen in story telling is on display. Her sharp humor avoids the sentimentality that often happens with solo performance autobiographies. The sad tale of her marriage and betrayal at the hand of her ex, gave a touching view of her bravery and humor without self-pity. It is the story of an immigrant rising. She is her own rising Phoenix.... full review
WALTER SANTUCCI certified reviewer June 03, 2018
This show was thoroughly entertaining and engaging from start to finish-- there were no boring or wasted moments. The humor was extremely high quality and extremely clever (and often good naturedly sarcastic). Beyond being entertaining, the story made many poignant points about human relationships and cultural gaps... and the ultimate message of empowerment came across solidly. ... full review