New Ohio Theatre and Glass Bandits present the story of Martin Allen, an ordinary young man in a hospital dying from an extraordinary disease. More…
As his doctor and nurse attend to an ever-worsening condition, Marty creates an autobiographical performance in the form of a sold-out variety show, of which only he and the audience seem to be aware. Grim realities of the ward blur into a surreal universe of drag cabaret as he confuses his life's story with the history of America’s most notorious food contaminator. Marty gives us the show of his life and literally every last thing he has.
See it if you can deal with an illogical monologue; can watch a hospital patient submit to rather realistic nursing & medical procedures onstage
Don't see it if you are squeamish; have no tolerance for a metaphor stretched to it's far boundaries
See it if You enjoy the mix of historical (personal and otherwise) and medical stories. If you enjoy mixed monologue types with a few others.
Don't see it if You have any squeamishness in context with medical issues or descriptions. You like more involved theater.
See it if You like to see a one person show where things are represented through acting with monologue.
Don't see it if You have a weak constitution towards works dealing with death.
See it if You like intense one-person shows or have a hard time keeping up with non-traditional storytelling.
Don't see it if you don't like uncomfortable moments (as this play has many) or you're looking for a nice diversion.
See it if A monologue on the musings of death and suffering are your thing. Also, if you are craving a one person show.
Don't see it if You have other shows lined up to see.
See it if you like interesting connections between past and present and seeing strong range from an actor.
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, since this often feels like one.
See it if You want to see something funny, scary, and confusing.
Don't see it if You are not comfortable with brief nudity and bright lights.