Martin Moran's solo show for The Barrow Group attempts to solve an ancient human riddle: How is it that one moment we might reach out in compassion and the next…kill? More…
From the show:
Martin Moran should have more rage about the crime he experienced as a boy, shouldn’t he!? Where is it!? Haunted by this question, Martin sets out on a quest that leads him around the globe—working as a translator for an African asylum-seeker, who was subjected to torture; encountering his stepmother in Colorado; getting lost in South Africa; and uncovering truths at the Cradle of Human Kind. With equal parts honesty and entertainment, All The Rage attempts to solve an ancient human riddle: How is it that one moment we might reach out in compassion and the next…kill?
See it if you like Martin Moran memoirs. I enjoy 90 mins w him, even if I don't agree w his conclusns. Fascinating Chad refugee story. Fussy staging.
Don't see it if you want deep philosophical discssn abt rage. MM wants to use/reject rage. Collective rage gets thgs done, but MM wants indivl forgiveness.
See it if Moran's sequel (of sorts) to The Tricky Part regarding rage vs forgiveness over horrific events Poignant, funny, Buddhist & often profound
Don't see it if Despite Moran's innate charm as an actor, piece can often meander & become plodding; still fundamental message of hopefulness always remains
See it if One man life and journey about trying to dealing with anger and learning to forgive.
Don't see it if dislike biography show with storys of trying to find peace with the past.
See it if to experience a masterful raconteur. As w/ Tricky Parts, Moran invites you into deeply touching or funny moments in his life. Not to miss!
Don't see it if dislike autobiographical content, some of it disturbing, weaving past & present; intimate venue; bare-bones but effective staging & props.
See it if Like sweet memoir with theme of hope and forgiveness.
Don't see it if Meandering memoir. Sometimes not clear what is point, other than the value of forgiveness.
See it if you'd like a true story on the importance of empathy over anger, which spans decades and continents in a life that includes great wrongs
Don't see it if you want a tight plot. This is more an autobiography filtered through 1 question: is it all right if rage doesn't come naturally?
See it if You like intelligently written shows that explore deeply personal circumstances without flinching away from deep wounds.
Don't see it if You don't like honest explorations of difficult subject matter.
See it if you like autobiographical one-person shows that are honest and funny but also meaningful. You enjoy content that is timely and current.
Don't see it if you are squeamish about the psychological aftermath of sexual abuse, however humorously presented. You don't like one-man shows.
See it if you want to see a beautiful, funny, moving piece of theater about forgiveness. Martin Moran is a charming, masterful storyteller. Go see it
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows and need lots of action and bells and whistles. But honestly, I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy it.
See it if masterful storytelling with sensitivity and humor. He weaves seamlessly back and forth between a few story lines. Beautiful!
Don't see it if If you are not into solo shows (although even then, You might like this one!)
See it if You like one man entertaining shows performed by a masterful storyteller. Relevant, intelligent
Don't see it if You do not enjoy one man(actor) shows
See it if You want to see a show that will leave you feeling empowered, uplifted, hopeful and energized. One of the best one person shows out there.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a flashy musical or a big cast.
See it if to spend 80 quality mins w/an empathic man coming to terms w/mortality, his buried anger, inherent humanity & search for meaning in his life
Don't see it if ur triggered by child molestation (tho it's not the focus of this story); u take pride in your expression of fury, indignation & bitterness.
See it if Gifted storyteller & go-to guy for forgiveness,finds the road to freedom is lit by compassion & asylum-seeker."Invitation to awake;to grow."
Don't see it if Not the gut-punch of trauma's"Tricky Part," but an extension of "I exist" to harness anger to forgive Bob."It took me 30yrs tocall the cops"
Also Letting Go: "Here are these shining eyes after all that's happened."
See it if want 2 journey island of Manhattan [& Inwood] with expert storyteller, tourguide on the emotional rollercoaster of living & working in NYC
Don't see it if not interested in solo guided tours, or emotional involvement with immigrants & questions of finding more to life than just your job
See it if You’d like a study of what it means to forgive after traumatic events.
Don't see it if You want a single narrative. The evening is a collection of events tied through a colon theme.
Also The show did not resonate with me as much as it did with my friend.
See it if you appreciate a monologue about victimization, anger, rage, forgiveness, universal brotherhood, male pedophilia, and African asylum seekers
Don't see it if you cannot sit for 75 minutes of non-linear, factually detailed, unconnected until the end, self-laudatory vignettes, unconvincing climax
See it if you're interested in a well-performed, but rather diffuse & rambling exploration of the complexities around dealing with anger & forgiveness
Don't see it if you expect a clear-cut resolution of the several stories presented; get distracted by hyperkinetic, narrative detours & lots of small props
See it if you want to be reminded how to find compassion and centeredness in an occasionally tragic world; you don't mind a meandering one man show
Don't see it if you are uneasy with issues of trauma, abuse, and loss; you dislike intensely biographical one person shows
See it if if you're familiar w/ Michael Moran's previous work; like one-person shows; are interested in NY-centric shows; like "slice of life" dramas.
Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows; aren't interested in a show about a middle-aged, white UMC gay's life.
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