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You Hold a Pole Everyday

11 Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great writing
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A darkly comic, solo-musical performance about an unsettling sexual encounter leading to a pole dancing class and revelations about embarrassing childhood memories. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity.


85
Theatre is Easy

“Under a lesser artist, the content...may come across as something best left for a therapist's office, but the quality and depth of Fernandez’ performance transcends this trap entirely. Her endearing openness and vulnerability makes it impossible to feel unmoved...Fernandez navigates the spectrum of the human condition skillfully...Although there are some structural and technical elements that could be tightened, ‘You Hold a Pole Every Day’ is a strong debut for a new playwright.” Full Review


93
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you like plays that deal with important issues both in a comic and serious manner. It is very entertaining and moving

Don't see it if if you don't like one-person shows or if you don't care about women's issues.

Also The actress also wrote the play. Wow! She is skilled many ways.

90
Funny, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like one-person shows and plays with music.

Don't see it if You are triggered by abuse or don't enjoy festival-style theatre.

85
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like to imagine. One woman show but she was great depicting many characters.

Don't see it if you don't like solo acting shows.

Also I really liked the first half or so, but then got a little bored when ... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Dizzying, Intelligent

See it if You like seeing various characters brought to life in a a one woman show

Don't see it if you're out of town. Otherwise, see it!

85
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if A complex story in an alternately funny, sad journey of self discovery highlighted by an versatile performer displaying many talents.

Don't see it if One woman shows don't interest you

Also This is an early draft but it shows great promise.

79
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if One woman, playing a total of six different people. How taking a pole dancing class helps her move on.

Don't see it if think you are going to see pole dancing.

70
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like one act/person play, even though it is hard to pull it off, she did a good job switching between different characters.

Don't see it if You do not like small theaters, or one person show. Story was interesting but some parts were unnecessarily long, some characters outshine

70
Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like 1 actor/many character plays and are ok with the storyline touching on sexual assault. Also pole dancing.

Don't see it if It's very impressively done - one woman playing 7 characters. It seems an important work. But I really didn't find it an enjoyable one.

92
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You want to re-live growing up through someone else’s experiences and laugh while you are doing it.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like one person playing multiple characters.

91
Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy one woman playing multiple characters, plays with music, stories that make you laugh but also move you.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in women's issues, don't like one woman shows/one person playing multiple characters

Also This show has a lot of potential! Using a pole dancing class as the se... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if This sweet and funny show explores the psychological landscape of self-doubt sculpted by childhood experiences, relationships and trauma.

Don't see it if If you don't like solo shows, music, or introspective humor.

Also Laura Sisskin Fernandez beautifully and brutally excavates her past an... Read more Read less


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