A Bit Much

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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100 %

Reviews: 12

Sun Jul 21, 4:00pm

While on a first date, Stacy's date innocently asks her if she wants red or white wine. This “trick” question immediately sets off a tsunami of Stacy's insecurities, fueled by a history of being shot down after speaking her mind. In the instant it takes to answer that “red or white?” question, Stacy takes us on a hilarious journey of her failed relationships with men, starting in the fifth grade, when she beat her first boyfriend at wall ball during recess. After that he broke up with her. So begins an unintentionally competitive pattern with men that whenever Stacy wins at life, she loses at love. With both sides of Stacy's psyche weighing in like a comical Greek chorus, Stacy tries to figure out what men really want in a women before she answers that all important first date question, “Would you like red or white wine?”

Stacy Dymalski is a filmmaker, stand-up comedian, and award-winning speaker. Her standup comedy, solo show, A BIT MUCH, premiered in Whitefire's 2019 Solofest on February 28, 2019, to rave reviews. In 2018, her solo show THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAZOR RIBBON premiered at the Hollywood Fringe to sold out crowds and won a Producers Award, as well as a 2018 Better Lemons Double Sweet #Lemonmeter Choice Award. For an electronic press kit for A BIT MUCH, go to www.TheMemoirMidwife.com/a-bit-much-electronic-press-kit.

A BIT MUCH is written and performed by Stacy Dymalski, directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson, and produced by Megan Ford-Miller.

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Reviews

"Intelligently written, the play winds it’s way through awkward dates and mixed signals to land some very real punches of truth and self discovery. She uncovers many layers of being “too much” and bravely turns her judgment to herself in a moment I won’t soon forget, as she realizes that she must challenge herself to accept others in the way she wants to be accepted. Beautiful."

sweet - April Wish


"A fun journey into the mind of a funny and brilliant woman navigating romantic relationships. Stacy is a great storyteller and captivating on stage. I loved her use of the stage and props. I found myself relating to her, rooting her on, and wanted to high five her at the end!"

sweet - Christi Pedigo


"A witty take on this age old issue that women have to dim our light and falsely represent ourselves, in order to massage the male ego. Stacy’s show demonstrates how ridiculous we all look when we buy into this lie. The scenarios are a perfect combo of humiliating and hilarious. I appreciate the transparency, and how I saw younger self in so many of these scenes."

sweet - The MouthPeace


"Now, this is my kind of crazy. And I’d say that Stacy is the PERFECT amount of “much!” The writing is so INCREDIBLY clever, and the jokes are smartly placed and timed throughout the performance. Stacy really allows for some tender and authentic moments, too – as she explores the question of what it means to be a strong, confident, and intelligent woman in this world. And as a woman who often has experienced being in the “bit much” category, I felt understood. Wonderful work!"

sweet - Heather Dowling


"Wow! I am in awe. A bit much? I think Stacy is just right. This hilarious performance, Stacy's comic chops as well as her many other talents, artistic and otherwise, are there for us to see. I really enjoyed this and I think I learned a thing or two as well. There's nothing better than that."

sweet - Margaret Mendenhall


"I met Stacy Dymalski last year when I saw her show The Other Side of that Razor Ribbon. This year’s show revealed an entirely different side of her amazing life. This one was more relatable, and filled with brilliant comedic moments. She held the audience in the palm of her hand, and we will forever be changed by her willingness to make herself vulnerable. The glaring lesson I learned was how stupid it is to try and hide who you are just to get people to like you. If they can’t take you at face value, then they don’t deserve to be a part of your life. Don’t sell yourself short."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


"What I liked I liked the flow of the show as Stacy retells her encounters where she underplays her intelligence to make her dates feel more at ease. I particularly liked one moment when she wishes her then-husband well as she decides she will part ways before conforming to being less than her true potential. Heartbreaking and empowering. What I didn't like I enjoyed the whole show throughout. Thank you, Stacy, for being “too much” and sticking to your guts. I wouldn’t have it any other way! My overall impression Stacy was born to be onstage. Her confidence shines through as she tells us why the men (and a boy that she met while in Elementary) find her “a bit much”. Personally, I think she’s enough!"

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


"I admit I felt this show, like her last show, had problems, but one thing that I haven’t any problem with at all is Dymalski herself – who is funny, very funny, quirky, intelligent and very, very funny."

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


"After spending a wonderful evening watching A Bit Much, I came to the conclusion that I’m a bit much too! Stacy Dymalski’s Amazing storytelling abilities and hilarious lines will have you laughing and thinking and thinking and laughing! Wonderful show!"

sweet - Sally Hallada


"“A Bit Much” may take you through the journey of your heart and mind like it did for me and I absolutly enjoyed every menut of it. Remembering who we are and where we came from and where we want to be tomorrow is a commen yet too commen of a thought for us to remember everyday. Stacy, with her funny and witty story telling reminds us and makes sure we don’t forget our own self worth anytime soon. I left the play inspired and new found respect for my own struggling inner self. Thank you Stacy!! -Lorita Meg"

sweet - Lorita Meg


"“A Bit Much” is a perfect solo show in that we right away know what it is about. We get it. And the play is the telling of it, it’s the cream on top. Stacy Dymalski is the cream on top actually. She is powerful and bold and the perfect balance of comic and goofy and sublime. When I look at her I see myself in all my fraught and frilly glory…aren’t we all magnificent? Thank you Stacy for reminding me of that. Bravo!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmons-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"This was such an enjoyable show on so many levels. Stacy is a gifted story teller who takes the audience on an engaging and funny journey through her life experiences while being just a bit much. If you are a strong-minded woman who is just a bit much, or you know one (and we all do), or you just love to laugh, you will thoroughly enjoy seeing "A Bit Much". Stacy had the entire audience's rapt attention for the entire show. I LOVED it!"

sweet - Amy Chin


"Stacey is one of a kind. Her delivery of being "A Bit Much" resonates on so many levels. If you're a strong woman not afraid to stand on your own two feet... go see this show. You'll laugh and appreciate the life experiences Stacey shares."

sweet - Mary Anne


"WOW! Stacy Dymalski is a great writer and performer. The stories she tells are heartfelt and cover a wide range of emotions. One minute your laughing at one of Stacy's insightful ruminations and the next your caught in a moment of introspection. She covers all the bases but in the end winds up laughing and we can't help but laugh with her. She is a site for sore eyes and a breath of fresh air on the stage. I loved her show and I can't wait to see what she does next."

sweet - Rich Wyman


"It takes a woman who is truly “a bit much” to have the courage, humor, and honesty to create a fabulous show like this. Through her wicked sense of humor and wit, she let’s you into her inner workings that can lead you to open up to your own possibilities of being a bit much. We all need to embrace our “bit much” and let it grow. Thank you Stacy for showing us all that it’s OK to be our real, bit much selves."

sweet - Katie M


"I met Stacy Dymalski last year when I saw her show The Other Side of that Razor Ribbon. This year’s show revealed an entirely different side of her amazing life. This one was more relatable, and filled with brilliant comedic moments. She held the audience in the palm of her hand, and we will forever be changed by her willingness to make herself vulnerable. The glaring lesson I learned was how stupid it is to try and hide who you are just to get people to like you. If they can’t take you at face value, then they don’t deserve to be a part of your life. Don’t sell yourself short."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


"I admit I felt this show, like her last show, had problems, but one thing that I haven’t any problem with at all is Dymalski herself – who is funny, very funny, quirky, intelligent and very, very funny."

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


"“A Bit Much” is a perfect solo show in that we right away know what it is about. We get it. And the play is the telling of it, it’s the cream on top. Stacy Dymalski is the cream on top actually. She is powerful and bold and the perfect balance of comic and goofy and sublime. When I look at her I see myself in all my fraught and frilly glory…aren’t we all magnificent? Thank you Stacy for reminding me of that. Bravo!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmons-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"Intelligently written, the play winds it’s way through awkward dates and mixed signals to land some very real punches of truth and self discovery. She uncovers many layers of being “too much” and bravely turns her judgment to herself in a moment I won’t soon forget, as she realizes that she must challenge herself to accept others in the way she wants to be accepted. Beautiful."

sweet - April Wish


"A fun journey into the mind of a funny and brilliant woman navigating romantic relationships. Stacy is a great storyteller and captivating on stage. I loved her use of the stage and props. I found myself relating to her, rooting her on, and wanted to high five her at the end!"

sweet - Christi Pedigo


"A witty take on this age old issue that women have to dim our light and falsely represent ourselves, in order to massage the male ego. Stacy’s show demonstrates how ridiculous we all look when we buy into this lie. The scenarios are a perfect combo of humiliating and hilarious. I appreciate the transparency, and how I saw younger self in so many of these scenes."

sweet - The MouthPeace


"Now, this is my kind of crazy. And I’d say that Stacy is the PERFECT amount of “much!” The writing is so INCREDIBLY clever, and the jokes are smartly placed and timed throughout the performance. Stacy really allows for some tender and authentic moments, too – as she explores the question of what it means to be a strong, confident, and intelligent woman in this world. And as a woman who often has experienced being in the “bit much” category, I felt understood. Wonderful work!"

sweet - Heather Dowling


"Wow! I am in awe. A bit much? I think Stacy is just right. This hilarious performance, Stacy's comic chops as well as her many other talents, artistic and otherwise, are there for us to see. I really enjoyed this and I think I learned a thing or two as well. There's nothing better than that."

sweet - Margaret Mendenhall


"What I liked I liked the flow of the show as Stacy retells her encounters where she underplays her intelligence to make her dates feel more at ease. I particularly liked one moment when she wishes her then-husband well as she decides she will part ways before conforming to being less than her true potential. Heartbreaking and empowering. What I didn't like I enjoyed the whole show throughout. Thank you, Stacy, for being “too much” and sticking to your guts. I wouldn’t have it any other way! My overall impression Stacy was born to be onstage. Her confidence shines through as she tells us why the men (and a boy that she met while in Elementary) find her “a bit much”. Personally, I think she’s enough!"

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


"After spending a wonderful evening watching A Bit Much, I came to the conclusion that I’m a bit much too! Stacy Dymalski’s Amazing storytelling abilities and hilarious lines will have you laughing and thinking and thinking and laughing! Wonderful show!"

sweet - Sally Hallada


"“A Bit Much” may take you through the journey of your heart and mind like it did for me and I absolutly enjoyed every menut of it. Remembering who we are and where we came from and where we want to be tomorrow is a commen yet too commen of a thought for us to remember everyday. Stacy, with her funny and witty story telling reminds us and makes sure we don’t forget our own self worth anytime soon. I left the play inspired and new found respect for my own struggling inner self. Thank you Stacy!! -Lorita Meg"

sweet - Lorita Meg


"This was such an enjoyable show on so many levels. Stacy is a gifted story teller who takes the audience on an engaging and funny journey through her life experiences while being just a bit much. If you are a strong-minded woman who is just a bit much, or you know one (and we all do), or you just love to laugh, you will thoroughly enjoy seeing "A Bit Much". Stacy had the entire audience's rapt attention for the entire show. I LOVED it!"

sweet - Amy Chin


"Stacey is one of a kind. Her delivery of being "A Bit Much" resonates on so many levels. If you're a strong woman not afraid to stand on your own two feet... go see this show. You'll laugh and appreciate the life experiences Stacey shares."

sweet - Mary Anne


"WOW! Stacy Dymalski is a great writer and performer. The stories she tells are heartfelt and cover a wide range of emotions. One minute your laughing at one of Stacy's insightful ruminations and the next your caught in a moment of introspection. She covers all the bases but in the end winds up laughing and we can't help but laugh with her. She is a site for sore eyes and a breath of fresh air on the stage. I loved her show and I can't wait to see what she does next."

sweet - Rich Wyman


"It takes a woman who is truly “a bit much” to have the courage, humor, and honesty to create a fabulous show like this. Through her wicked sense of humor and wit, she let’s you into her inner workings that can lead you to open up to your own possibilities of being a bit much. We all need to embrace our “bit much” and let it grow. Thank you Stacy for showing us all that it’s OK to be our real, bit much selves."

sweet - Katie M