The Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale
May 19, 2012
This one is harder to write about because I didn’t especially enjoy it. But for its shortcomings, it might actually be as educational (or even more so) than the Lily Tomlin show or Old Jews Telling Jokes.
In his book, Getting Your Solo Act Together, Michael Kearns gives some Dos and Don’ts of solo performance, and they include:
Don’t write a solo show based on your life as a model.Do consider a dramaturg or a good writing class.
Do learn the art of self-editing.
Don’t stay on stage more than seventy minutes (pp. 66-67).