A hilarious show set in a dive bar bathroom uses graffiti as song lyrics.
This uniquely intimate, engaging, and hilariously entertaining solo show takes place in a dive bar restroom. Caitlin Cook ingeniously turns the graffiti found on the stall walls into the lyrics of her own songs and guides audiences through a journey unlike any other. Expect the unexpected, like flung undergarments, dairy-themed water guns, and more.
“ ‘The Writing on the Stall’ is the kind of delightfully irreverent, gleefully vulgar, slyly intellectual show...Cook proves that this collision of standup comedy and song (do we still call it cabaret?) is something she can do well. I suspect the form will stick to her like an errant piece of toilet paper affixed to your shoe.”
Cook’s presentation of graffiti in song and slide show doesn’t readily fit any one genre: It’s musical theater, sort of, stand-up comedy, gross-out comedy, anthropology, art history, a jokey kind of feminism. I above all found the show deeply weird – and that was before it swerved unexpectedly into a personal memoir of trauma. “The Writing on the Stall” made me uncomfortable at numerous times and in numerous ways.