Audience: M S
A heartwarming performance by Victoria Elizabeth (playwright and actor) and Claire Buchignani. I loved how it addressed the messiness of cancer and its affect not only on the affected body, but on those around it. I liked how it showcased how we deal with suffering in its different ways, which is very palpable. I liked how Victoria's character was relatable of trying to go on being positive and outgoing, in the midst of the increasing sickness of her roommate and best friend. And I liked Claire's “real” talk in pointing out the b.s. when Victoria's character would try and deflect and avoid the situation entirely.
I really enjoyed David Garelik in Greg Lavoi's play "I Died Today". Garelik's performance and Lavoi's storyline was reminiscent of a young Leonardo DiCaprio in "Basketball Diaries". The wisdom of a young-old soul, taking the mirror of his life and reflecting back to us - the audience - warmed the heart, and reminded me about what theater is; speaking from the heart.