In this solo piece, Barra Grant explores her life growing up in the shadow of her mother Bess Myerson, the first and only Jewish Miss America. More…
From the show:
BARRA GRANT stars in this darkly hilarious mother-daughter story. The critically acclaimed play tells the true story of Grant growing up a confused ugly duckling in the shadow of her spectacular mother, BESS MYERSON, the first and only ever JEWISH MISS AMERICA!
See it if This sad mother-daughter tale is horribly written and overwrought, with a forced resolution.
Don't see it if There were potentially ways that this sad story could have been more compelling or even watchable
See it if Barra Grant might be a story teller but she isn't actress which is needed during this LONG 90 minute one-woman show riddled with clichés.
Don't see it if The craziest thing about this "show" is that the talented Anna Holbrook is off-stage for the ENTIRE show as the voice of the mother.
See it if You enjoy watching a 90 minute therapy session unwind on stage and are interested in the dark side of Bess Myerson.
Don't see it if You find it cringy to watch a therapy session unwind on stage.
See it if A very interesting story. A hit-job on Bess Myerson's narcissism, bad mothering and her love-life. Lacks personal details or insights.
Don't see it if you hate badly written monologues that are constantly interrupted by phone calls.
See it if You're a Bess Myerson fan - or maybe not, since she's bashed throughout in a show that's not stage-worthy & tries too hard for laughs.
Don't see it if you have anything better to do. Really, stay home and save your $$.