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All the Rage

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Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

About the show

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?


Member Reviews (50)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent
83
Avg Score

75
Memoir, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

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.

76
Profound, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if A refugee story about rage vs forgiveness. Has some really good moments to it. Moran is very effective.

Don't see it if Story can drag a little. If you do not like sad stories or refugee shows.

75
Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Nonfiction memoir. Interesting storytelling, particularly of the refugee from Chad. Moran wonders why he feels more compassion than anger.

Don't see it if You prefer a work of fiction with a more dramatic narrative. Some overlapping material with his previous play. Slow in spots.

Also My thought is that anger is a reaction to pain. We can’t remember pain... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

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

87
Motivating, Ambitious, Great storytelling, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if watching someone delve into their experiences will help you explore yours. Excellent communication of thought developed from action.

Don't see it if you are expecting a light evening of humorous solo performance. Clearly intended to provoke consciousness, this is not an easy theatrical

76
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Funny

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.

Also When Bad happen you never forget but you learn to forgive. If you do n... Read more Read less

52
Slow

See it if You are interested in the playwright who tells a story about his own life and personal experiences with people he finds interesting

Don't see it if You don’t like one person plays and very simple sets

Also Whenever I see a one person show I always say don’t go by what I have ... Read more Read less

85
Disarming, Uplifting, Genuine, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like to be reminded of what’s worth protecting by performers actually qualified to talk about it. Moran can walk the walk.

Don't see it if you’re more invested in how sh*tty people are and how nothing helps.

Also Not as focused as The Tricky Part, but Moran’s unaffected warmth is th... Read more Read less

88
Resonant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy well crafted one man shows about responding to hardship and abuse.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy.

90
Terrific, Must see, Funny, Great writing, Lyrical

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.

79
Great acting, Funny

See it if For MM's brilliant writing, humor and acting.

Don't see it if A piece that smacks a bit as touchy feely we-are-the-world is not your cup of tea.

88
Resonant, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy biographical solo shows. Moran is one of the best storytellers going. Insightful and uplifting sequel to The Tricky Part.

Don't see it if one man shows aren't your genre. It references the prequel but not a prerequisite to have seen it. He turns self-reflection into art.

80
Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like well acted monologues in an intimate setting about unfair ,sad situations and how we can deal with them and move on w/compassion

Don't see it if You want a big stage production with a cast /music/sets etc

80
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you saw The Tricky Part and enjoy one person shows.

Don't see it if You need big production values or are uncomfortable with very personal narratives.

79
Storytelling, Funny, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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.

81
Beautifully performed, Discursive, Auto-biographical, Heartening

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?

83
Effortlessly performed, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if The story telling just bring people into the character naturally.I think all the rage usually involves thinkingof oneself bigger than others

Don't see it if You simply prefer musical or a bigger production.

70
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if you like 1 man shows, expertly performed that are thought provoking & attempt to address the issue of forgiveness & dealing with trauma

Don't see it if if you don't like one person shows or meandering monologues that tend to lose focus and seem at times a bit self-indulgent,

82
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

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.

95
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

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.

Also Martin Moran is a wonderful storyteller, and he's got great stories to... Read more Read less

95
Enchanting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

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.

83
Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like solo shows - this one was solid

Don't see it if you want more characters, more energy, more set

86
Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if your interested in feeling, and understanding the process of forgiving and how we as people respond to trauma

Don't see it if you arent interested in a one person show

85
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy biographical monologues with relevant topics. Martin Moran is a great actor, singer and writer.

Don't see it if you prefer light topics and large productions.

90
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

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!)


September 16th, 2019
“Martin Moran Lets Loose in ‘ALL THE RAGE’ at The Barrow Group”
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September 16th, 2019
“Last year, Martin Moran performed ‘The Tricky Part,’ his deeply moving one-person play about sexual abuse. This fall Moran is back onstage with a revival of his solo play ‘All the Rage,’ which in many ways takes up where the prior monologue ended.“
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September 21st, 2019
"Both Moran and his script are disarming, captivating, touching, and thought-provoking. The audience cranes to hear his every truth-packed word, feeling his moments of joy and triumph as well as those of disappointment, resignation and, yes, even anger."
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