FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis. More…
'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.
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
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
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
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
See it if Very enjoyable show. We could hear the children laughing and also the adults. Very charismatic and talented performer, we recommend it.
Don't see it if If you do not like shows for kids.
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.
See it if Maybe an hour show as I was watching I thonk of an early Charlie Chaplin you know funny don't have to use your brain to watch
Don't see it if Looking for Big Bright Lights not the show for you it's short but you have a really great time
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
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