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Travels with My Aunt

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Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Quirky, Great acting

About the show

Keen Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Graham Greene's comic novel about a mild-mannered retired banker and his eccentric aunt, in which four actors play over 25 characters. More…

Henry Pulling leads a quiet life and never strays too far from his home in Southwood, England. But when his outrageous Aunt Augusta suddenly appears in his life with mysterious information about his past, Henry is drawn into a series of exotic international adventures. Henry, Aunt Augusta and over 25 of the characters they meet along the way are inventively portrayed by just four actors who switch identities, nationalities, ages and genders in this theatrical escapade.

Member Reviews (10)


Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Quirky, Great acting
Avg Score

Clever, Quirky, Engaging, Unsettling, Mildly offensive

See it if you love Greene's novel. A faithful adaptation done w energy & theatricality. The plot, tho, has off-putting elements. Well-acted, staged.

Don't see it if you want a fully satisfying evening. I don't buy GG's thesis that to really live one must be unethical and wild. Not funny enough.

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Boring, Slow, Tedious, Problematic, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in seeing a mystery/adventure story with all of the life and suspense sucked out of it.

Don't see it if you will be annoyed that a wide swath of characters of various sexes and races are all only played by 4 white men.

Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you like watching a bunch of white guys on stage playing the same characters with minimal staging.

Don't see it if you like diversity in casting and are confused by multiple characters playing the same characters sometimes (but not all the time).

Clever, Fluffy, Insipid, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are an avid Graham Greene fan.

Don't see it if you are looking for substance.

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Original, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy shows that are cleverly constructed. This one has 20+ characters played by 4 actors, with 1 of the characters played by all 4.

Don't see it if you require more than cleverness. The story is intelligently told, with some suspense, but the beauty of this show is in how it is told.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see great acting and an intelligent, surprising plot

Don't see it if N/A

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky

See it if as good as travels with charlie

Don't see it if u don't have an aunt or uncle

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You love the thought of a tall adventure

Don't see it if You wouldn't like comedy from an lonely woman's view

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want witty entertainment

Don't see it if you jhave a short attention span

During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Graham Greene's work. You enjoy unique approaches to works of theatre. Great ensemble work!

Don't see it if you get confused easily.

October 15th, 2015
"Charming revival...'Travels With My Aunt' registers as low­-calorie froth...Its over-the-top plot, and equally exaggerated leading lady, are always framed by a certain middle-class circumspection. Much of its appeal lies in the contrast between the ostensibly stodgy actors and the outlandish tal...
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October 16th, 2015
"A high-energy joyride for audience and actors alike is now viewable in an optimal, intimate setting, ably navigated by Keen Company’s artistic director Jonathan Silverstein...So warped is the play’s moral compass, it may leave yours disturbingly askew."
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October 20th, 2015
"This production is an inventive piece of theater that is elevated by the delightful performances of its four actors, who play no fewer than two dozen roles...In addition to the production's funny performances, Silverstein creates the feel of travel onstage by keeping the actors and the scenery i...
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October 27th, 2015
"Jonathan Silverstein’s revival of 'Travels with My Aunt' is both challenging and understated so that its pleasures are low-key and refined. With Graham Greene’s witty, extravagant and fanciful plot and the creative acting of its four performers, 'Travels with My Aunt' is an exquisite jewel that ...
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