14 distinct and diverse characters are brought to life in The New Victory's one-woman show exploring the American immigrant experience. Based on the book by Newbery Medal-winning author Paul Fleischman. More…
Meet the fascinating folk of Gibb Street. From Ana, a crotchety old Romanian woman, to Gonzalo, a feisty Latino teenager, a fractured neighborhood comes together when spirited, young Kim plants some precious beans in a nearby vacant lot. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
“All come to vivid life in the person of Sonja Parks. Instantly changing ages, accents and ethnicities, this actress illuminates a nearly empty stage, embellished only by video projections and a soundscape...You can’t help wondering why this moving adaptation eliminates the novel’s most anguished character, Maricela, a pregnant 16-year-old...This omission does not undermine the impact of the production or of Ms. Parks, whose tour de force embodies the small miracle of Gibb Street.” Full Review
See it if you enjoy one-person shows with superb acting and storytelling and a feel good message about community, family and the importance of nature!
Don't see it if if you don't enjoy one-person shows or child-friendly theatre
See it if It is a compelling story, beautifully told. Sonja moves effortlessly through the 22 characters.
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason unless you are looking for a glitzy mindless evening.
See it if You want to see a marvelous actress take on numerous roles convincingly and impart a great message, to see a family friendly.
Don't see it if You don't like one person show, don't want to be around a lot of kids, expect music and glitz.
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