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.
See it if You want to see an extraordinary example of an actor delivering an incredible monologue. He doesn’t miss a beat but parts do drag a bit.
Don't see it if You can’t handle watching some truly mad or manic behavior for 90 minutes. It serves the piece but it does work your nerves.
See it if Homeless virtuoso poet delivers philosophy, soliloquy, tragedy as he connects, recollects, introspects with an amazing torrent of words.
Don't see it if Lengthy, frenetic one-man show without switching of characters. The "be present" theme gets repetitive.
See it if Want to watch a near bravura perf, a meditation/rant on life, or are willing to consider the "What if me?" scenario.
Don't see it if Don't like intense, solo show needing some internal editing, want light/fluffy, can't sit for 90 mins on uncomfortable seat.
Also Saw this at Gym at Judson, end of Sept., 2017
See it if Well written, spoken word solo performance. Revealing both personal and social issues. Richard Hoehler does an excellent job!
Don't see it if Do not go if you expect a fully developed show or do not like solo performances.
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.
See it if you like densely packed, sometimes intense one-man shows. A lot is presented. Some I got and some I missed. Interesting, in any event.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows with philosophical themes.
See it if you want to see a very impressive enactment of a very intense script that makes you think about life and what you value
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows; not geared up to listen attentively; looking for light entertainment
See it if you like 1 person shows that have a psychological impact and make you think about some of what was said...
Don't see it if you don't like words spoken at a very frantic pace, or if you want a show with fun sets and interesting costumes...
See it if you want to see a wonderful solo performance. The writing is literally poetry and there is a part of the story that is very touching.
Don't see it if you're expecting a plot. Also, the show could be tightened up and it would have more impact.
See it if You like one-man shows, you want a reminder of what matters in life.
Don't see it if You expect a big show, you can't tolerate a mad scene.
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
See it if u want great, intense, well acted one man show that feels too long and slightly dated but with lots of heart and a relevant profound message
Don't see it if you want fluff, or grand theatrics, or song and dance. It feels like a piece from the 80s but with parts that feel very acutely resonant
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
See it if You like you like a one person show spiced it up with poetry /rap style.
Don't see it if You don't like resonant stories about trust and love.
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.
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.
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.
See it if Like one man shows that ruminate about taking reassessing values and what's wrong with society. Stream of consciousness poetry
Don't see it if Want a show with a plot, don't like a fairly upbeat view of homelessness or lots of affirmations, rapping poetry by a white man
See it if One man act where he plays 2 different characters. The acting is superb and the actor is totally absorbed and invested in this role.
Don't see it if You you don't like small, off Broadway productions with little to no scenery.
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.
See it if U can go on a journey w/a master of the universe turned ex-felon, poetry spitting homeless guy, who finds his truth. The actor is compelling
Don't see it if A play in rhyme bores U. The rhymes can be repetitive. The first half gets slow. The emotion of the story of his friend Mars enlivens you.
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.
See it if You like a one-person show, poetry, and/or a different perspective.
Don't see it if You need to be fully engaged throughout the entire show, like something polished, or get distracted easily.
See it if you want to see a high energy performance.
Don't see it if you are turned off by trite platitudes and cultural appropriations in the guise of liberal (rhymed) preaching.