See it if You're a fan of one person shows, especially ones where you learn all about the performer's life.
Don't see it if You're bored easily or want a little more depth to the character in a one person show. She had some unique moments that weren't explored.
See it if you are up for some laughs in a one-person show with an energetic performer who quickly plays many roles.
Don't see it if you want something serious or have a hard time keeping pace with a lifelong story told in 90 minutes.
"Pohl proves to be a delightful raconteur. Her story, though, ultimately is less engaging than she is, growing more amorphous as it goes along and slowing to a stop rather than reaching a peak...The piece is, essentially, about trying to find herself and a sense of stability in an unconventional family...It’s energetically told and fun to watch, but in the end it’s not especially traumatic, or unusual, which also makes it something less than revelatory."
"Her generally intriguing narrative is mainly concerned with the experiences of an eight-year-old German child emigrating from East Berlin to New York...Pohl switches in dizzyingly rapid succession from one characterization to another…Much of this is definitely intriguing but, with a few exceptions, it's more smile than laugh inducing. Those smiles are more likely to be ignited by how Pohl expresses herself than by what she expresses…I loved Lucie and liked 'Hi, Hitler."
“Lucie Pohl is a very animated and expressive actress full of charisma and energy. However, her stories don't captivate the attention of the audience nor do they contain real life lessons. She fails to properly develop the idiosyncrasies and personalities of her characters. I left the show not having been emotionally moved, not really knowing much about the people in her life, and most devastatingly, not really having laughed all that much, which was quite disappointing.”
"Incorporates numerous Pohl family members, dozens of different characters, and more accents than it would seem possible for one person to cram into a hour-long story...This is no softly-softly voyage of self-discovery. Instead, Pohl is a smart-talking performer who imitates, and tackles adroitly, the eccentricities of everyone in her life...She covers a huge range of characters. They don't all work but they are done with a passion and a gift for mimicry that sustains a high-octane show."
"Pohl is a master of her own unique craft. Carefully and intriguingly darting between self and character, she buzzes, flits and contorts, embodying everything, down to the most minuscule detail, portraying her real-life saga without fault or flat line...Pohl is easy to watch, lovable, crazily funny and truly entertaining as a formidable and triumphant actress who needs to continue the explosion of her comic collisions."