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.
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.]
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.
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.
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
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.
See it if you are a big fan of Lois Robbins. She works really hard in trying to keep you engage through this monologue.
Don't see it if If you are looking for real gender insight. The show is a memoir of the author who doesn't take too many risks in revealing her secrets.
See it if You want to see another “Theatre as Therapy” piece...a one person show...very well acted...tells of her story...maybe you can relate.
Don't see it if You’re expecting to learn anything or gain any sort of life lessons unless by chance your story matches hers. She doesn’t make it universal.
See it if You want an special or unique story. This is the story of every woman I went to college with. Nothing unusual or noteworthy. A good try but.
Don't see it if You want to me moved or stirred. The point she’s trying to make does not hit home. Some cute parts but otherwise feels more a vanity project
Also It’s a middle aged woman finding herself. Nothing new or original.
See it if You enjoy one-actor, memoir plays. You want a memoir told through a woman's history of relationships & finding her voice.
Don't see it if You want a consistent tone: the 2nd 1/2 half-the stable portion of her life is compelling & authentic, her wilder, younger story is less so.
See it if you'd enjoy one person relating life experiences from youngster to adult, with realistic interaction with clear descriptions & nice music.
Don't see it if you want a flashy show - this is one person talking to you with a few props on a multi-platform stage about frank sexual encounters.
See it if you like Lois Robbins work. The opening is hilarious and there are some other funny bits.
Don't see it if shaggy dog stories are not your thing. The plot and the on stage action becomes repetitive and disappointing.
See it if A married Long Island princess reflects on her bad loves after cancer diagnosis. "I was an ugly duckling in a sea of swans." Daddy issues.
Don't see it if A soap actor's quest to find her voice is as inane as one might expect, especially one w/ low self-esteem. "How am I supposed to live a life
Also ...a life with the crippling thought of living a life without a man?"
See it if You want to see a solo performance that is funny and delightful that focuses on her sexuality and coming of age and the choices she made.
Don't see it if You don't like solo performances and do not want to hear about a woman coming of age and her choices. You don't want to laugh.
See it if you like 1 person shows that detail the relationships one has throughout one's life, their effects & the difficulty in overcoming struggles.
Don't see it if you dislike 1 person shows & and a psychological analysis of relationships, their effects, challenges and life lessons learned.
See it if A Robbins fan. While she's correct in her closing remarks that women' stories should be told, hers, in telling and staging not compelling.
Don't see it if Expecting a play, fully observed and conveyed truth or insight deeper than a Hallmark card.
See it if you want to see a solo show performed by the author that evades most of that type of show's shortfalls through the actor's talent
Don't see it if solo shows written, performed and about author are never tolerable to you.
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