Part of FringeNYC: You can’t sleep. The hallway closet towels: uneven. Your hand: strangely elongated. A car could trample that bottle curbside. Showering jagged glass shards everywhere – shouldn’t you call someone? One person's hysterical horror ride through the misfiring synapses of OCD. More…
Categories: Comedy, Solo Show, Local. Written by Sid Ross. Directed by Chris Clavelli.
"This production assists in exposing a foreign world to the unknowing masses. It is a middle ground, though. There is not too deep of a dive into the science, perhaps so as not to turn off those who have no concept of anxiety…The audience at my performance laughed quite a lot, seeing the humor in the anecdotes…'Becoming OCD' is an enjoyable way to wiggle your toes in the ocean that is obsessive-compulsive disorder." Full Review
See it if You enjoy The Moth; seeing medical conditions examined and explained in greater detail using theatrical technique, humour and storytelling.
Don't see it if You prefer big musical numbers; or you would feel disturbed by an in-depth (albeit humorous) description of life as an OCD-sufferer.
See it if You are interested in an deep examination of a misunderstood disease with a brave, open, thoughtful story teller.
Don't see it if You're bothered by wild, erratic lighting issues and unnecessary blackouts
See it if you like to connect with artists who brave all, tell all, in an artistic and honest way. This act is jarring, funny, beautiful, & tight.
Don't see it if you can't handle opening yourself to another's pain, anxiety, and honesty. It's a one-man show, but Sid channels other characters perfectly
See it if You are an intelligent, open minded human being. If you like moving, funny and profound theater.
Don't see it if You think OCD is just "all in the head". Or maybe you should see it anyway.
See it if If you like smart, funny, timely, intelligent theater. Go, go, go.
Don't see it if May not be your cup of tea if you are looking for a mind numbing crass humor type of experience.
See it if Sid Ross takes his audience on a dizzying ride through his personal torment, battling ocd. But all along the way, he sprinkles in humor!
Don't see it if You don't go in for one-person shows.
See it if You like to be glued to your seat, listening fiercely to every word in Sid Ross's brave, hilarious and original script as he conquers OCD.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable dealing with the cards we are all dealt by our crazy brain synapses.
See it if you like a laugh. Ross goes to the depths of his neuroses, and finds what is honestly funny to leaven this autobiographical play. 5 stars!
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable around troubled, interesting people.