Already closed | 1h 15m | West Village

I Of the Storm

From 37 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

RJ Bartholomew is the Everyman with answers for those questioning Everything. After falling from grace with an agnostic thud, Bartholomew delivers a powerful message with a genuine hope for the future, faith in the universe, and an undying love for mankind. 'I of the Storm' is a riches-to-rags success story revealing that what you seem to lose is always less valuable than what is returned to you by letting go.

1h 15m | Already closed | The Gym at Judson (West Village)

Member Reviews (37)


Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent

Tone deaf to socio-political realities, Grating, Indulgent, 80 min. of rhyming spoken word is a feat but…, Trite

See it if the most terrible thing you can imagine is having it all before losing it all—this makes one qualified to talk about universal suffering

Don't see it if you dislike spoken word; you don’t think all tragedies would be solved if only everyone would just stop and smell the roses

Also I should have loved this. I like feel-good stories, can enjoy breadth ... Read more Read less

Delightful, Confusing

See it if You like solo shows. People at the box office were great. Arrived late and got a ticket to show I made it to the show.

Don't see it if You like ensemble casts and musicals. Wish I could get a chance to see this.

Great acting, Absorbing, Confusing

See it if It draws you in.

Don't see it if Some points carry on.

During previews
Edgy, Slow, Too long

See it if you'd like a spoken "We Didn't Start the Fire". Almost all in rhyming poems that are monotonous or angry.

Don't see it if you don't want to be told everything is bad. No plot, just a man telling you what he thinks in sometimes over-long "poems."

Also The concept is interesting, but some of his "poems" go on and on in th... Read more Read less

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 t...
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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,...
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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 spir...
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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,...
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