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I Lost You There

Members say: Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing
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Cherry Lane Late Night presents en encore run of Iris Bahr's solo show in which she plays many characters and explores the one thing we all have in common: death.

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'I Lost You There' humorously examines how death is viewed and experienced through different lenses, occupations, and cultural norms. Bahr brings to life moving and comic characters whose lives interconnect in surprising ways, shining a light on the one aspect of our existence that we all share. Ms. Bahr's previous solo show, 'DAI (enough),' won multiple awards and played around the globe.

 


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80
The Huffington Post

“Bahr has the gift of combining intelligence with hilarity. Here, she dispenses the enviable gift in huge dollops...Truth is, whereas so many sketches of this sort go on beyond their welcome—even in today’s seemingly formulaic in-quick-out-quick 90-minuters—Bahr, at The Cherry Lane Theatre, hews to an almost forgotten show-biz rule: Always leave them wanting more." Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

"Bahr keeps her characters wonderfully life-sized, never overplaying or overwriting them...Her subtlety turns out to be a double-edged sword, however. When a character appears, we’re not always sure, at least not at first, whether it’s a new character or one we’ve seen before...‘I Lost You There’ is more humorous than funny. There are no brilliant zingers or laugh-out-loud one liners. But there is a somewhat sophisticated comic sensibility." Full Review

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77
Intelligent, Entertaining, Well-acted, Thoughtful

See it if Like solo play w 1 actor-many parts. This is a well-crafted and performed. Much is funny/touching, but is notable for deft character work.

Don't see it if Don't like shows where death is explored from varying viewpoints, want to be deeply moved or laugh out loud.

Also I enjoyed this show, but was surprised not to be more engaged with it.... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if enjoy shows where one person takes on the role of many different personalities whose lives interconnect and she does it seemlessly

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or any dialogue that includes death

Also Iris Bahr's performance was very good. The thread of the story and tra... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Profound, Resonant, Touching, Heartwarming

See it if Well crafted story about different people confronting death. Has a lot to say: are we burdened, relieved? Uses humor and surprise.

Don't see it if You want a longer show, or a non-solo piece. The show keeps you entertained, leaving you to think about the meaning afterward.

88
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You want to see a brilliant one-woman show that brings a cast of quirky characters to vivid life. For me it was genius!

Don't see it if One person creating a whole cast of characters with different accents and speech patterns just isn't your thing.

79
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a show of one-woman playing many characters

Don't see it if you want a show with a larger cast, don't enjoy depressing topics such as death & suicide and some profaity

78
Great acting, Intelligent

See it if If you like good acting.

Don't see it if If you get confused when an actor jumps continuously from one character to another.

83
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like well acted 1 woman many character story about life, love and loss that somehow get tied together in the end. Well done!

Don't see it if you want entertainment with music and dance and lots of costumes and dancing etc.....

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Touching, Great storytelling

See it if You like great storytelling. This is not the best one-person performing all the characters I’ve seen but it’s one of the best stories!!

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows. She plays all the characters.

77
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy one person becoming many people to explore a human condition, using only laughter and compassion as tools.

Don't see it if You want a flashy production, need absolutes, happy endings, props...anything but a bare stage. This is just talent and a spotlight.

85
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant

See it if 1 women shows that portray different characters with wit and understanding Well developed and written ,

Don't see it if You don't like intimate theater about serious subjects .

80
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy witnessing one women creating a plethora of characters, different genders, different social classes, different accents, all perfec

Don't see it if you expect a play with narrative and action.

Also I was enthralled by the interweaving of stories from several lives whi... Read more Read less

83
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You want to see a one-woman show about death that is well-written, well-acted, funny and poignant.

Don't see it if The topic of death treated in a frank and open manner bothers you.

90
Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like intelligent one-woman shows that explore topics of family relationships and our interactions with people who come into our lives.

Don't see it if you don't like simple, quiet, reflective productions.

Also really enjoyed this piece and all the personas the actress took on. Th... Read more Read less

76
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy an intelligent but humorous approach to a life changing event by a talented writer/thespian, entertaining afternoon

Don't see it if If short and sweet is too quick for you or if you prefer ensembles or don't wish to explore heavy topic's in a show setting.

71
Ambitious, Clever, Indulgent, Confusing, Overrated

See it if you like one person shows in which an excellent actor plays multiple parts men and women both, plays that require thinking and discernment

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows, are easily confused by unreliable narrators with an air of mystery, don't like abrupt, open-ended endings

Also Iris Bahr has an excellent comedic sense in her writing and in her imp... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a one-woman show where she masters a number of characters by changing voice and mannerisms. Explores a tough subject with humor.

Don't see it if you are bothered by treating death in a hilarious way.

70
Clever, Intelligent

See it if to discover & support Iris Bahr (writing, acting). Engaging talent, but it felt like an audition piece.

Don't see it if Her story of love & loss is intimate but her voice is not specific/strong enough to break through in the context of today's atrocities.

77
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if Iris Bahr is a talented playwright and actress. The characters she brings to life in her solo show are complex and engaging. Brava!

Don't see it if If you enjoy musicals or light dramas.

85
Funny, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy mentally creating a whole from many parts. Each character's personality adds to an event of which some of them are not even aware.

Don't see it if you dislike one person shows where the performer becomes many characters. Also it is very short, under an hour.

86
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You enjoy one person shows, and don't mind crying and laughing in the same minute

Don't see it if The thought of death and a little dark humor gets to you

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Outstanding character work, Tightly knit storyline

See it if one woman show with lots of extremely varied characters portraying a web of life interests you

Don't see it if Listening to highly detailed imaginings is not your thing

79
Clever, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy solo performances with a master of accents. Brilliantly woven characters and their relationships were well intertwined.

Don't see it if don't like to think and only want to be entertained.

80
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a solo show with a great performer. You want to hear good impersonations. You want to hear a very good touching story.

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances. You don't like impersonations. You don't want to hear a great touching story.

74
Absorbing, Thoughtful, Bittersweet, Alternately funny & sad

See it if you're up for a thoughtful one-woman show on death/loss of a loved one that has a somewhat quirky, atypical approach.

Don't see it if you don't like people who don't have their shit together, but are trying. You need nonstop laughs. You've just lost a loved one (too soon?).

Also It's a testament to Iris Bahr that she can play 7-different people in ... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Clever, Dated

See it if You are inspired by 1 act, 1 woman show playing multiple characters.

Don't see it if You were expecting fresh comedy skits.

Also It was performed quite perfectly. However, the plot and story seems da... Read more Read less