Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Surviving David

SHOW TITLE: Surviving David
RUNNING TIME: 1 h 10 m
VENUE: The Flea Theatre
GENRE: Comedy/Drama
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: No
RATING: 3

RATING SCALE:
0 Run, don’t walk away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don’t miss this one its FRINGE-tastic!

COMMENTS:

The play is a true story based on Kathryn Graf’s (writer/performer) life after her husband (actor David Graf, Police Academy) suddenly died of a heart attack at the age of 51. Kathryn Graf performs the roles of her husband, her two children, and as herself.

The play is well written and Kathryn recreates her life on stage enthusiastically and realistically. It is heartfelt and true to life. We can most certainly empathize with her emotions and her grief. She reflects many of our own bizarre thoughts and awkwardness when subjected to immense turmoils and catastrophes (like losing a loved one). It brings us face-to-face with our own insecurities and selfishness in trying times.

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

The play possibly has a future off–off Broadway.

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