"Dunning exhibits the intellectual curiosity that one might get from an exceptionally good host of a PBS children's show. He shares his discoveries with gentleness and passion, lightly peppering the evening with dad jokes...It all adds up to an event that is part gallery exhibition, part concert, part TED Talk, and totally delightful...This pleasant evening might outwardly seems apolitical, but its emphasis on the human spirit and its idiosyncrasies represent something important." Full Review
"One of the most unique and exhilarating art displays and performances I have seen. This show will leave you uplifted, in awe and wanting to add your signature to the 76-foot by 36-foot mural, layered with hidden secrets...Everyone has a spark of creativity within them, but Patrick Dunning is a visionary emerged in hurricane of inventive originality...This is a show not to be missed. It will inspire, amaze and bring you to a sense of universal connection." Full Review
"Dunning enchants audience members...This subtle drama feels most like a lecture series....Vitale keeps the entire production on an even keel, making space for the Irish music and dance sections, who are there to bring a mural to life. Step-dancers with glittery costumes parade; choreography by Wright is perfected...With communication zooming forward at the speed of light, these ensemble moments celebrate performance from every angle." Full Review
"Each 4x4 square within the work is a tapestry of signatures...Up close, he can tell you the story of individual signatures...Dunning has so many stories to tell. He doesn't know when the work will be finished. He doesn't know where the work will go. But perhaps it is the journey of the work, his travels, his stories, and the stories he collects along the way, which make this memorable: it is a work of memories set to outlive every person whose name is but a piece of its whole." Full Review
"Dunning, the painter and presenter of the evening, speaks to us about the many elements that make up the panels and the painting...Dunning is nothing if not a perfectionist...All aspects of the evening partake of this consummate professional care...The journey we are taken on is like a recursive meditation...Like all good art, this presentation summons magic. The real magic of this evening is the transformative effect it has on the audience." Full Review
See it if If you want to learn about your signature. The only interactive moment is the signature. you think you will see an immersive show.
Don't see it if you rather spend that money in a dinner.
See it if you like innovative, unique endeavors. Patrick Dunning is captivating as he transforms & incorporates different art forms into his projects.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of interdisciplinary shows that explore how the fields of art, science, and technology are interconnected.
See it if you enjoy a TED-talk type of experience of an artist's very personal journey constructing a piece that is his life's work. Sweet/forgettable
Don't see it if This is a performance piece rather than a play or musical.
See it if Want to consider an artist's process and the creative development of a multi-yr work-in-progress. This is not standard fare, but enjoyable.
Don't see it if Want trad theatre. He's personable & engaging, but the art & "play" can be hokey. Still, it's fun & illuminating in more ways than one.
See it if You like hearing about someone life and what leads them to create a certain piece of artwork. You like Irish music and dance.
Don't see it if You want a full on show/story. This is more about one artist's journey.
See it if you enjoy a multi-media performance sharing one man's long creative journey over many years. He invites you to be part of this process.
Don't see it if you prefer more traditional theater and don't have the patience nor desire to participate fully. You'll be rewarded if you become involved.
See it if It’s a Tedtalk with some cool moments and songs. Some clever art elements but nothing that stuck with me. Missable.
Don't see it if You want to see a play or musical. The presenter is very likeable but I forgot about the show about 30 min after.
See it if you're not looking for a typical theatre experience, you're interested in art that's about human connection
Don't see it if you think its a play (it's not), you have no interest in simple stories. This isn't a thinker, so don't overthink it.
See it if you like an unusual show about an artist's 25 year old project that is still ongoing. I understood parts of the project, some were confusing
Don't see it if you like a show with a plot. This is not your typical show: international phone calls, Irish step dancing, strange musical instruments.
See it if You want to get a behind-the-scenes look at an incredible artist, his life and what goes in to the beauty of what he creates
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play
See it if you want to see an artist speak wonderfully about his work, going deep into the concept behind his piece, whilst being truly delightful
Don't see it if you want a high budget fast paced spectacle, or a traditional play - this is more like a wonderfully well done school assembly
See it if you want to be amazed at what an extremely multi-talented human being is capable of creating.
Don't see it if you are only looking to see either a traditional musical or a play. This show explores what is important in life and opens ones mind.
See it if you are open to art forms that defy easy categorization. Some hokey elements but mostly it works to create something very special & unique.
Don't see it if you don't like storytelling/performance art type experiences. If you are looking for a traditional theater piece.
See it if You want to see a show behind a show or a painting behind a painting. The show went into many topics. Loved the presenter.
Don't see it if You don’t like audience participation or shows that go behind the scenes.
See it if An artist talking about his work, with songs, Irish dancing, a live long-distance phone call, slide shows, and many more elements.
Don't see it if You expect a well-rounded story.
See it if you'd enjoy learning of one man's journey, now 25 years long, in creating a massive piece of art with many messages contained.
Don't see it if you are not interested in listening and learning or if you feel that one person's perspective may be a little preachy.
See it if You enjoy super unique theater productions. Not a play, not a talk, but a little gem of artistry from a truly brilliant artistic mind.
Don't see it if You need a super strong through line. This feels more like vignettes of interesting tidbits that don't always meld together perfectly.
See it if You enjoy multi-discipline shows. You like shows about the process of creation. You would like the opportunity to be part of the art.
Don't see it if You prefer a purely theatrical show with a traditional plot & structure. You dislike process shows.
See it if You want to see a unique multi-media program, love art and the process by the artist (from Ireland) and our connections as humans.
Don't see it if You expect a traditional show or play - its like a Ted Talks with addition of nice music,dance, stories (some more interesting than others).
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