See it if Less stand-up comedy than stand-up therapy Soghor has a certain goofy appeal masking serious issues of identity & familial bonding
Don't see it if Despite interesting material, slacker delivery feels unnecessarily sloppy Interactivity with audience off putting Stronger direction needed
See it if The wandering inner life of a fellow human being holds your interest. Sam is an amiable host sharing fantasies & aspirations in fun setting
Don't see it if you require structure or arch. The monolog seems random although Sam consults a list from time to time suggesting some kind of order.
"The fact that 'Sam's Tea Shack' works is clearly thanks to co-writers Ben Gassman and Soghor. Now, you may feel mad awkward, but that’s Sam’s comedy style...You can’t be around a genuinely charming dude who thinks he's a failure for over an hour and not feel a little down yourself...See 'Sam’s Tea Shack' because it is funny and because it is a unique and tight theater experience. And be ready to dish it out, that'll really make it good fun."
"While 'Sam’s Tea Shack' is conversational and intimate, the thoughts feel scattered and the flow is bumpy...While the themes of culture and identity are clear, the flow of topics is sporadic, and it is occasionally too obvious where Ben Gassman’s writing meets Soghor’s improvisation...Within Meghan Finn’s organic direction, it is easy to watch Soghor tell these stories...With a little more polish and finesse, the purpose of this production will be clear and more poignant."