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Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting

About the show

Written and performed by Lois Robbins, this solo show explores one woman’s confessions of what goes on behind closed doors and between the sheets.  More…

From the show:

Everyone remembers their first kiss…and second…and maybe their fifth? This bold new comedy reveals the truths about life, love and…sex. Written and performed by Lois Robbins, L.O.V.E.R. portrays one woman’s confessions of what goes on behind closed doors and between the sheets. Directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss, and What I Wore), L.O.V.E.R. is the new play for anyone who’s found love or is still searching.


Member Reviews (94)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting
72
Avg Score

65
M.i.d.d.l.i.n.g.

See it if you want to hear a winsome actress kiss-and-tell about her lifetime of lovers in an amiable but ultimately shallow 1-woman therapy session.

Don't see it if you expect wit, insight or deep thoughts on love, sex, relationships or self-actualization. [This is a pleasant diversion & not much more.]

60
Resonant, Indulgent, Raunchy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Robbins tries very hard to get us interested in her voyage from entitled princess to enlightened woman but both script & talent fail her

Don't see it if There are no new insights or discoveries in this story of female empowerment Author/actress has a flair for one-liners; piece as stand-up??

71
Cliched, Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy 1-person shows, intimate stories about women's inner lives and dysfunctional relationships, comfortable with sexual references

Don't see it if don't like simulated masturbation on stage, hearing a woman's lifetime saga and difficulties in relationships, discomfort with father issues

78
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if See weid, fall in love, or thinking you are in love, relationships .

Don't see it if One woman show or you want alot of action.

53
Slow, Cliched

See it if You enjoy hearing cliches like "you have to love yourself before you love someone else." You're into hearing the guys she hops from.

Don't see it if You think something like this should be told to a therapist instead, not a paying audience.

69
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if If you enjoy a one woman show which tells the story of her life through her relationships.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy a slow rather indulgent one woman play.

75
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if An intelligent prospective of a woman's love adventures.

Don't see it if You don't like a solo show

Also I saw this play in October. It is now closed.

0
Boring, disappointing, and oddly misnamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy watching and listening to water drip from a leaky faucet.

Don't see it if you have a closet at home that needs to be reorganized or and oven that needs to be cleaned, because this a total waste of your time.

Also The Urban dictionary defines the word lovers as "two people who fuck a... Read more Read less

59
Disjointed, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in one woman sharing her personal journey with love, sex, and life.

Don't see it if you need a cohesive structure. There were a lot of vignettes that, to me, didn't come together to be worth it overall.

75
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You like one woman autobiographical shows. Acting is excellent.

Don't see it if You don’t like raunchy dialogue. The show is advertised as an off color comedy. It is more of an autobiography.

79
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you want to see a funny show about one woman's relationships. This show would probably appeal more to a woman than a man.

Don't see it if If you don't like one woman shows

70
Cliched, Funny

See it if Lois Robbins had some funny moments,but this show lacks substance.Mildly interesting.

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep and profound.

70
Slow, Fluffy, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like the typical formula of growth: I was this, then life taught me this, now I'm a better person

Don't see it if you don't like tales of a sexual nature

68
Disappointing, Edgy

See it if You like one person shows that discuss their sex lives

Don't see it if You like musicals and dramas

79
Profound, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy one woman shows with engaging performance dealing with universal relationship themes. Very worth seeing— for men too!

Don't see it if You expect big or lavish productions or if you do not care about love.

79
Thought-provoking, Funny, Authentic, Engaging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a very well-acted, engaging, funny, REAL one-woman semi-autobiographical show about sexual development leading to maturity.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-person shows or aren't interesting in female perspectives or are prudish regarding descriptions of sexual encounters.

Also This is a very well-acted, one-woman show and Lori Robbins is authenti... Read more Read less

79
Slow, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to listen to a woman talk about her life

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to a woman talk about her life

Also Too long. Too much information. Could so with some condensing.... Read more Read less

78
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like thinking about relationship issues, as well as topics relating to one's self-exploration

Don't see it if you want a very strong soliloquy or a very strong one woman show, it's not that, but it's good enough

77
Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like 1 woman shows about real life events

Don't see it if You want fluff and make believe

80
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if you want to see a very well-acted funny & engaging, one-woman semi-autobiographical show about sexual development leading to her maturity.

Don't see it if If you prefer not to see one woman shows.

Also I was thoroughly engaged and enjoyed the whole play.

77
Masterful, Refreshing, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are in the mood for a short story narrative on looking back at ones sex life and challenges, wisdoms for women who are trying hard.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows, although this one is easy to absorb, it's not tedious and we don't get bored watching it.

78
Cliched, Quirky, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you like one person confessional shows. The show evolved from a rather banal recitation of relationships to a deeper portrayal of a life.

Don't see it if you want a deep story although the show picked up midway and became far more interesting. Far too many Jewish stereotypes for my taste.

55
Raunchy, Banal, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you care about a somewhat spoiled, pampered woman's love life and journey to find herself.

Don't see it if you dislike one-person shows and if you're not interested in watching a vanity project.

70
Predictable, Ambitious

See it if a one-woman monologue describing her journey (and many sexual exploits) who finally gains self esteem and self confidence is your cuppa tea.

Don't see it if you are looking for a deeply thoughtful journey although there are some laughs along the way.

69
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if If you like one-person shows

Don't see it if You need more in-depth plays


September 8th, 2019
"Lois Robbins Chronicles Her Sex Life in Solo Play 'L.O.V.E.R.'"
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September 10th, 2019
"Usually, this sort of confessional memory piece is centered about a profound personal challenge, social issue, or obsession. This is the tale of an unremarkable life, unremarkably told. It isn't terrible so much as it is mystifying."
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September 8th, 2019
"In 'L.O.V.E.R.,' the new one-person play currently running at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Signature Center, writer and performer Lois Robbins recounts a lifetime (thus far) of romantic and carnal affairs."
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September 8th, 2019
2 of 5 Stars "From Boy Crazy to Womanly and Wily: Lois Robbins wrote and stars in a mostly autobiographical look at a woman's relationships through life"
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