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Raised By Wolves

written & performed by marla black · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · 1hr · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 09, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

The musical choices were really funny and perfect- from the very first video intro. The real-life photos that followed grounded the story for me and made it visceral.
Marla’s inclination to not stray from the hard emotional moments was particularly moving. Her audience incorporation was just right. Limited and fun.
The opening starts with a portrayal of her father, which acutely sets the tone for the rest of the adventure. That was the perfect way to begin. His thread is furthered with audio cues which help remind us of his authoritative and oppressive presence. That really drives the impact of the story further.

What I didn't like

I wouldn’t mind MORE stories. I’d sit for longer, hearing more insight about your strained relationships with your family members. It’s all so hard to believe- it’s facinating. With that said- there is a very well balanced amount included right now.

My overall impression

Marla tells a remarkable story about her very unique childhood, growing up in Canada, daughter of an alpha mountain man. It’s deeply personal, heartfelt and funny. This story will rock you to your core. Marla’s performance is so emotion filled and honest- she brings comedy and heroism to her own challenging real-life story.

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