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WHAT? a story show

ensemble theatre · pop-up theater · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America

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PETER SISK certified reviewer June 09, 2019
When it serves a purpose above that of mere entertainment (a noble enough purpose, one supposes), drama sheds a light on the human condition, highlighting some aspects and shrouding others in darkness. The actor struts and frets his or her hour upon the stage. We in the audience spectate and speculate - we reflect on the spectacle. If the stars align, something we see may resonate with us and make us just a little wiser about our own role in the world (which, according to one Famous Maker Big Deal Playwright, is just another stage). The genius of Victoria Goodhart’s What? a story show is to omit The Author, cut out the middleman as it were, and let her players bring their drama directly to you. These tales are all true; raw yet still swee... full review
ROBIN ROTH certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Moving and surprising stories from each of the actors’ lives play out a “chapter” at a time, interspersed with each other, kept me on the edge of my seat. What happens next? I couldn’t wait for the next chapter. ... full review
SAM ANG certified reviewer June 19, 2019
Great show!! Very entertaining and funny. Also, some stories was very touching giving me chills. All actors were amazing! I definitely recommend people to go see this show! ... full review
MONIQUE REYMOND certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: original · clever · moving · Tragic · funny
I very much enjoyed What? A Story Show. In most traditional story-telling shows, each performer is given their allotted time to share their tale. This show takes story-telling to another level. Each story is broken down into segments and the performer will begin to narrate their personal tale. Then the story is brought to life and acted out with the other performers in the ensemble. Director Goodhart takes an original concept and soars with it. Each story is deeply personal and we get to actually relive it with not only the words and tone but with the scene laid out before us. ... full review
ANGELA BEEVERS certified reviewer June 25, 2019
A special storytelling experience that weaves together so many different unique perspectives in a new way. I loved the structure of this show, it's definitely something I haven't seen before. I was touched by all of these different stories, and I loved how every single one had something profound to say. ... full review
ANABELLA FUNK uncertified reviewer June 24, 2019
What? A Story Show is a profound and insightful Fringe Performance. Each story was powerful and beautifully told. This is one of those shows that will have an incredible impact on anyone who's able to see it. I was truly impressed. ... full review
ALYSSA VIRKER certified reviewer June 24, 2019
This heartfelt and honest show is a collection of multiple stories all told in a group effort. With all the stories weaved together, you can't wait to see what will happen next in each storyline.... full review
MICHAEL MNITZANI uncertified reviewer June 21, 2019
I didn't quite get what the story was about at first. This is because I don't bother reading anything before going to shows. I was waiting for all these characters to come together in some dramatic weave, but didn't realize it was these peoples' actual stories. In hindsight, holy cow, what a bunch of weird and fascinating experiences! ... full review
KRISTEN GRANT certified reviewer June 20, 2019
What? - What an amazing show of engaging storytelling. The cast present a seamless intertwining of their personal adventures that are often emotional and heartbreaking yet fun and funny too. A very talented ensemble! Extra fun - you can nab some yummy treats after the show which the actors feature in a very funny “commercial break”. Definitely one of the highlights of the Fringe festival. I highly recommend!... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 20, 2019
What? A Story Show is a hodge podge of vastly different personal stories told in an overlapping form. ... full review