Part of FringeNYC: Meet Jenny, an everyday princess on a quest to become a queen with a throne of her own. A ritualistic, modern fairytale charting her journey to confirm her right to existence in a world that tells women to be less. More…
Categories: Solo Show, Drama, International. Written by Jenny Macdonald. Directed by Joe Salvatore.
"Macdonald is an agile, comedic, raucous actress who drags you along like a racing leprechaun in search of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow…Joe Salvatore tells her story with his particularly glorious theatrical style. This collaboration has proved to be a great synergy between transformative truth telling and theatricality. The piece is beautifully imagined, perfectly executed, and crafted with wit and joy…We need more of these 21st century feminist fairy tales." Full Review
"A show that’s, by necessity, all about the performer. Luckily, Jenny Macdonald is committed and compelling as she shares her story. The narrative, though occasionally saggy, is etched in enough detail to offer the pleasure of a good yarn—or a relatable fable, complete with 'a queen, a princess, a devil, and the truest love'—but spare enough at the essential places to leave certain questions unanswered, ones that may well settle on you on your journey home." Full Review
See it if you love to get your catharsis on in the theatre and/or if you just like plain-ole good acting. Jenny is STUNNING.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows. But, maybe still see this one anyway.
See it if you're excited about touching personal narratives and unexpected theatrical style.
Don't see it if you aren't ready to confront serious issues or deal with heavy topics at the theatre - not for those interested in "art for art's sake"
See it if You consider your life to be a confusing fairy tale, even if this play will not clear the confusion. You don't mind a lack of clarity.
Don't see it if You want to be captivated by a compelling and intense theatrical production.
See it if You appreciate exquisitely delivered monologues, don't need ambitious staging and enjoy thoughtful, relatable coming-of-age stories.
Don't see it if You require flashy impressive staging and aren't a fan of one-person theatre. Otherwise, do.
See it if You like imaginative solo theater. Jenny's engaging, stylized performance makes the truth of what she's telling even more powerful.
Don't see it if You're expecting a straight up fictional fairytale.