Audience: Brian Pope
Robert J. Watson revisits some less well-known Grimm fairy tales in this heartfelt, if somewhat episodic and uneven, tale of a young girl who seeks refuge from family strife in the attic by imagining her toys coming to life and acting out various Grimm stories. The performances are energetic and winning, and director Jennifer Novak Chun adds some delightful theatrical flourishes as the players transform (with the help of common attic props) into various talking animals.
Don’t let the title put you off, CRACK WHORE, BULIMIC, GIRL-NEXT-DOOR is painfully funny, fueled by anger, but held together by compassion. The writing, directing and acting are so direct and honest, they feel revelatory. Don’t miss it.
An exceptionally strong show with a politically-charged subject. The writing is sharp and insightful with just enough humor. The acting and directing are first rate. Highly recommended.