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Dark Vanilla Jungle

Members say: Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing
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Members
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6 reviews
 

Brave Artist Collective presents this solo show about a young girl's desperate desire to find a home and a family, no matter the cost.

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Andrea is a young girl just trying to stay alive amidst an act of violence that altered her existence. Andrea's yearning for love and a family takes her to the darkest of places and she just wants to tell you the truth. Will you listen? Presented in repertory with 'Junebug.'

 

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Theatre is Easy

"As this play is a monologue, its strength depends on the performer, who must create this entire world alone onstage. Luckily, Braverman is up to the task, showcasing her impressive acting skills...Ridley’s powerful script offers a compelling commentary on societal misogyny and patriarchal power struggles...However, Andrea’s delusional and paranoid state sometimes eclipses the story, and a bit more clarity could create a better platform for the ideas Ridley so smartly showcases." Full Review

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Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You like simple staging. You want to hear an intense story about a young woman's sexual exploitation that are mistaken for love

Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You don't like one person performances. Intense dark stories don't work for you.

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Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You want to see a great performer tell an intense story about the psychological effects of sexual assault.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/dark themes. You want a story w/clarity. The play's in 2 sections that don't connect well & leave you w/questions.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You want to delve into a teenage girl's emotional journey, which is dark and depressing. The acting is wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't like the topics of sexual abuse, child abandon, imprisonment...etc. You don't like one-woman shows with a small set.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you are interested in seeing a masterful actor explore female trauma and grief and like bare-bones productions.

Don't see it if solo shows aren't your thing.

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Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Disappointing

See it if For Lexie Braverman's performance. She gives the story its emotional center.

Don't see it if You cannot see past the play's lapses in storytelling. Some of the dark, interesting anecdotes hold up much better than the play as a whole.

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Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Great writing

See it if you love dark, intense stories that take you on a roller coaster of emotions with the character.

Don't see it if you are easily worked up or triggered by difficult subject matter. This one could bring up a lot of bad feelings.