Ends Aug 11

CHALK

Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful
75
Critics
81
4 reviews
Members
73
5 reviews
 

FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis.

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'Chalk' is a whimsical solo show which invites audiences of all ages into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp.

 


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Reviews (9)

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81
Avg Score

70
Theater In The Now

for a previous production "An audience-pleaser but by no means is it perfect...There still seemed to be something missing. And that is a soundtrack...When Curtis incorporated music, the excitement was immediately amped up…'Chalk' starts off slow, overextending some early moments, when it does finally get going, 'Chalk' is endearing. As a performer, Curtis has a flair for physicality. He is a delight to watch…'Chalk' is a show that will warm your heart but it’s all a show that is still a work in progress." Full Review

90
Theatre is Easy

for a previous production "With that single chalk, Curtis creates a world where anything can happen, and invites the audience onto an intimate, whimsical, and emotional journey…The narrative seems ordinary, yet the combined efforts of Curtis’ impeccable timing and director O’Connell’s wise use of space make the production wildly entertaining and incredibly moving. It’s a universally relatable story of love, loss, and mending one’s broken heart." Full Review

80
Theatre is Easy

for a previous production "Curtis delivers a wonderful clown show to be enjoyed on an adult level and, I imagine, also by a younger crowd...Where ‘Chalk’ is most successful is when Curtis uses the medium of clowning to investigate depression and loneliness…We learn that these chalk lines that have become a symbol of both the possible and also constriction can easily be erased." Full Review

90
Center on the Aisle

for a previous production "What is heartwarming about this lovable clown is that no matter what is thrown at him, he makes the best of his situation…Curtis’ skill at clowning is wonderfully apparent…His brilliant choreography of basic movements astound, due to both their complexity and simultaneous simplicity. The most impressive aspect of this show, however, is the relationship Curtis builds with the audience throughout the entire piece…Quite simply, 'Chalk' is clever, theatrical magic." Full Review

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73
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74
An engaging 45 mins for the whole family.

See it if You enjoy mime, quirky & endearing comedy, appealing solo shows. Loving Charlie Chaplin will add to your delight but not mandatory.

Don't see it if Don’t like sweet/silly, gentle humor, want a longer show or more story, don’t have much imagination. This has very charming moments.

Also I was sitting next to a family with several young children (under 8) a... Read more Read less

69
Original, Disappointing, Unique

See it if you want to see something completely unique and different.

Don't see it if you like shows with plots and dialogue.

81
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of really funny comedies!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of comedies.

75
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Charlie Chaplin.

Don't see it if you absolutely need words to follow a story. I didn't think I could be captivated by a silent one man show, but, I enjoyed every minute

81
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love theatre

Don't see it if you dont like being entertained