Let There Be Thistles

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

Audience

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 3

Here at last for its LA premiere! Written by and featuring Joshua Thomas, the 2014 Hollywood Fringe award winning writer of ‘Angels and Whiskey' and directed by Helen Hayes and DC Fringe best comedy winner Branda Lock, Let There Be Thistles is a darkly comic take on Gods, fleas, the afterlife and belief.

“..full of parti-colored thought and wit – a refreshing flash-back to the Existentialists and Absurdists of the fifties and sixties..”

“All he has to ease his solitude is fleas and thistles—and pathetic, often hilarious, self-delusion.”

“..absolutely scrumptiously funny.”

“..he has a clever way with words and an off-kilter approach to intelligent dialogue that makes this effort sparkle.”

Learn More at thistles.info

Reviews

Here's a show that's unique and captivating and worth your time. I admire original work and you won't see anything else like this. Joshua gives a strong, fully committed performance that sells the bizarre and delightful premise. Nicely done!

sweet - Steve Chang


What a great exploration from the other side: what happens to a god who has lost all his followers? Funny, sad, touching, weird, confusing (in good ways), and all-round enjoyable performance by Joshua Thomas. He really captured the feelings of desparation and loss of a dying god.

sweet - denzil meyers


There is a definite shade of Beckett to Thomas' concept, so much so that at times you can't help but wonder if somewhere by a road with a limp tree nearby there aren't two tramps anxiously awaiting his arrival.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


Played with a great deal of energy it's a funny, occasionally endearing show, with a very strange interlude (but the break is still funny, so I'm not going to dock the show for it).

sweet - Joseph McMahon


There is a definite shade of Beckett to Thomas' concept, so much so that at times you can't help but wonder if somewhere by a road with a limp tree nearby there aren't two tramps anxiously awaiting his arrival.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


Here's a show that's unique and captivating and worth your time. I admire original work and you won't see anything else like this. Joshua gives a strong, fully committed performance that sells the bizarre and delightful premise. Nicely done!

sweet - Steve Chang


What a great exploration from the other side: what happens to a god who has lost all his followers? Funny, sad, touching, weird, confusing (in good ways), and all-round enjoyable performance by Joshua Thomas. He really captured the feelings of desparation and loss of a dying god.

sweet - denzil meyers


Played with a great deal of energy it's a funny, occasionally endearing show, with a very strange interlude (but the break is still funny, so I'm not going to dock the show for it).

sweet - Joseph McMahon