I Of the Storm
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I Of the Storm

I Of the Storm NYC Reviews and Tickets

(37 Ratings)
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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent

About the Show

In this solo drama, Richard Hoehler plays RJ Bartholomew, a man who loses everything and then rises from the ashes to become the man he was always meant to be.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (37)

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116 Reviews | 53 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Hallmark performance!, Great direction & staging

See it if U want to see a very original script full of intelligent insight into life & the world with epic performance, great Direction, & staging.

Don't see it if U do not like poetry, philosophical commentary, or solo shows. U rather not ponder & just want fluffy entertainment. Read more

276 Reviews | 48 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You enjoy perfection and are ready to think. A wonderful script performed by an excellent actor. Bravo! Bravo!

Don't see it if You like banal and mindless theater or if you have a monkey mind and cannot focus. If you do, stay home and give the able thinking audience

70 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intense

See it if you appreciate the skill required to manipulate language to create mind-boggling poetry and prose, performed flawlesly and passionately.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of rap or of having to focus closely to absorb kaleidoscopic thoughts and ideas that are a linguistic treasure chest.

299 Reviews | 41 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a philosophical play that helps you think about your like and how best to live.

Don't see it if If you need a plot and don’t want to think.

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
Animated acting, Manic depressive, Versatile verbosity, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you like or need some positivity talk & encouragement to make you see the glass half full again in the midst of many unfavorable situations.

Don't see it if you don't want poetic performances, one man shows, and optimistic views amidst world troubles. But it's a good chicken soup for the soul.

115 Reviews | 47 Followers
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like language driven stories with intensity and drama. If you like one person shows that are self revelationary.

Don't see it if You like light weight shows that require little focus. If you don't like poetry or intensity. Read more

201 Reviews | 21 Followers
Great acting, Riveting, Unique

See it if You like poetry or are impressed by a one man show starring a versatile, gifted actor

Don't see it if You don't like poetry, or want a clear storyline with a beginning, middle and an end Read more

94 Reviews | 18 Followers
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if I was wowed by this one man show. Richard Hoehler interwove poetry with some classic music theatre and movement in his one act play. Great

Don't see it if If you do not like one act plays, though I usually don’t either. This has social value tho not preachy at all. Read more

Critic Reviews (12)

Lighting & Sound America
October 17th, 2017

“This notion of homelessness as a kind of Zen retreat house would be offensive under any circumstances, but in a city where on seemingly every block there is someone suffering from addiction or mental illness, filthy and alone, it verges on the obscene...Hoehler gives the text more authenticity than it deserves. He handles it expertly, …He clearly deserves much better roles than this…‘I of the Storm’ is a thoroughly professional piece of work -- as professional as it is mendacious.”
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Front Row Center
October 3rd, 2017

“A remarkable one-man show has returned to NYC for a limited run, but there is nothing limited about it–not its reach, not its timeliness, not the depth to which it touches us…An 80-minute tour de force…sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always riveting and poignant…Out of fragments–movie lines, everyday insults, common phrases, TV sitcom songs, lists of lists, memorable dates, media events–emerges something whole striving to be transcendent.”
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Theatre Reviews Limited
October 9th, 2017

"Hoehler is the perfect match for RJ Bartholomew’s expansive spoken word text. He mines the depths of this extended 'urban poem' and delivers the richness of the text with absolute perfection...Director Janice L. Goldberg keeps the performance as visually interesting as it is emotionally and spiritually significant..'I of the Storm' is a well-structured performance piece with a powerful dramatic arc...This stunning performance piece should be on every serious theatre-goers must see list."
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October 13th, 2017

"Playwright R.K. Bartholomew’s tirade lurches from intriguing to irritating to boring with only passages about the protagonist’s lovely, unexpected relationship to buoy it. Were it perhaps an hour, half revelation, half friendship, it might have held our attention...Hoehler’s focus is consummate, his timing a thing of theatrical beauty...A primer in acting. Bravo...Director Janice L. Goldberg uses the all but empty stage with outstanding imagination and sweep. Pacing is pitch perfect."
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September 28th, 2017

"Well-intentioned, timely, and occasionally shrewd and lyrical. But, ultimately, the story never transcends the clichés and generalizations that make it seem more like a New Age self-help speech than a complex examination of a character’s inner life...As with the script’s themes, Hoehler’s acting style is broad...What we are left with when Hoehler’s tramp has left the stage, is really just a collection of slogans that, however well presented, never take us beneath the surface."
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October 4th, 2017

“The show at first comes across as a simple caution to ‘stop and smell the roses.’ But it spirals down into something very real as the serious hypocrisies of our culture are brought to light; the truth of which will leave a frog in your throat. ‘I of the Storm’ is a jewel of a one-man show, a social commentary that strikes a note on every social controversy. This is a delightful tale of a man’s journey to embracing what truly matters that will gently nudge you toward a powerful message."
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The Unforgettable Line
September 28th, 2017

"There is no denying that Hoehler is a talented man...It doesn’t quite all hold together in the end...A little editing would be wise. 75 minutes into the performance the presentation reached a saturation point, and the performer was in effect clapped-off by an appreciative but restless audience...Whether you are a crusader for social justice or a fan of fresh solo work, 'I of the Storm' makes for an absorbing evening."
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Club Social NYC
September 27th, 2017

"Hoehler performs a tour-de-force show that takes you by storm and never lets you go...He spins these poetic rhythmic and rhyming crescendos of text that take you on a trip to somewhere new each time...He spews content at you that is so full of knowledge and introspection that you must submit to his raucous ways...You must see this piece to know what a simple man and a few thousand words can do to change your life."
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