I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS

Critics

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Audience

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Reviews: 8

The World Premiere of I Have Too Many Feelings, her new multimedia, multi-character comedy developed and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Bethany’s feelings may have dominated her existence from the beginning of time, but now she’s actually facing them! Her lively characters include her inner critic, Demon-Debby who along with others amuse us through many growing pains of bedwetting anxiety, LGBTQ+ matters, ADHD, depression and overall mental health, as well as sobriety. Hilarious and sincere, her journey in I Have Too Many Feelings is relatable and uplifting.

Where:
Broadwater Theatre - Black Box
6320 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Show Dates:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – 7 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021 – 11 pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – 5 pm
Tickets:
https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/7128?tab=details

Reviews

Bethany Vee is a force of nature, a beautiful soul and an incredible writer and performer. Her courage, humour and the warm and honest way she approaches life and her subject material is humbling, inspirational and uplifting. I first saw Bethany perform during the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018 with her and Maria Wilson's production " Lady Farts". This was an incredible show full of love, honesty and laughter and I couldn't wait to see Bethany's show this year. I have been an active performer, audience member and part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival community since 2010, have seen hundreds of fringe shows and I can honestly say that this is one of the most refined, professional, heartfelt, brave, beautiful, funny and moving productions I have ever seen. Bethany writes, performs and shares her stories with such transparency, conviction, vulnerability and humour. Beyond it being a show, you feel like you're listening to a dear friend share life, philosophy and her innermost journey with you. I not only urge everyone to see this show and to see any show that Bethany writes and performs in, but I also hope that Bethany's message gets out as far into the world as possible. I have a strong feeling and belief that there are many people who would benefit deeply from Bethany's message. I'm grateful to Bethany for her courage, strength and power and for sharing her gift with us. All the stars for Bethany & “I Have Too Many Feelings”.

sweet - Ellie Fox


What I liked
Her honest delivery, the recognition that a little ‘demon’ existed within her, ready to trip her up at every opportunity, and the continual dialogue she wrestled with internally to thwart that tenacious miscreant represented the internal tug of war that people experience when they don’t fit into established societal expectations.

What I didn't like
Pace could have been upped about halfway through performance; maybe a little compression of material would help (i.e., bedwetting.)

My overall impression
Bethany presented serious issues in a totally relatable discussion that was both serious, sad and funny. Her truthfulness with her sexuality, addiction and life lessons exhibited thoughtful consideration with little self pity.

sweet - Pamela Cottam


What was my overall impression of the show, you ask?? Just imagine an Olympic gymnast flipping, twisting, catapulting through the air and then LANDING A PERFECT TEN!!! This show is a masterpiece! Although Bethany was clothed, she might as well have been naked, due to the raw, honest and extremely vulnerable content of the show. Bethany had me in stitches throughout the show! She’s a natural comedic performer with impeccable timing. Her characters were so entertaining and made the show feel really dynamic. I saw the show multiple times and would eagerly go see it again!

sweet - Sarah Reynolds


I'm not typically much of a comedic connoisseur, but I was fully taken with Bethany's performance of "I Have Too Many Feelings." She adds humor to some haunting topics, keeping me on the edge of my seat and so excited to hear about how she journeyed to where she stands present day. Bethany has a true knack for comedy and a real understanding of her craft--as well as her audience! We get to experience her story from every angle--I have a full understanding of her mother, her inner demon, and the paintbrush that lived in her apartment! Truly a professional in every capacity, "I Have Too Many Feelings," had me cackling and is certainly something that I would watch again and again and again...

sweet - Chad Geiger


In my opinion, solo-artistry allows for the non-professional actors and playwrights to brave the stage and share their life-stories. As a professional comedian and actor, Ms Bethany is no exception to the mountainous feat of facing fears and demons to create a masterpiece(continuously a work in progress) She undoubtedly is hilarious! That's her superpower. She's comfortable there. But then she allows you to see past her comedy and in through her personal hell of growing up. She addresses her struggles with bedwetting anxiety...I related with her with my thumb-sucking anxiety that I had well into my late early 30s. And just when I'm relating to her about dysfunctional relationships(all had me cackling out loud) she uses the analogy of a 'human centipede'! Oh! What a visual ! Bethany Vee doesn't disappoint :) She is hilarious and bravely let's it all hang out.

sweet - Pamela Michael


This show is incredible and inspiring! Bethany poured her heart out to tell her story and bares it all emotionally with a brilliant multi-character performance about her life, upbringing, sexuality, sobriety and so much more. The show is honest, endearing, heartbreaking, uplifting, witty and most of all: FUNNY!

Expertly written. Very well directed. Bethany balances all of the personas so perfectly, creating an awesome multi-layered world of colorful characters all emanating from one single individual. She is a joy! And it makes you feel good knowing that it’s okay to feel!

Highly recommended!

sweet - Nick Gligor


Bethany Vee got inside my head, and it's scary in there. But she made it make sense. I've never identified with a one person show more than this. Bethany opened up the dark and confusing parts of herself and shared therapeutic gems with her audience. She brought light to difficult topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ experience and the complexities of gender. If you want to feel seen, see this show!

sweet - Jackie Lipson


What I liked:
I loved this show, start to finish. From her charming introduction and exploration of a complicated childhood to the touching experiences that followed her into adult life, Bethany Vee dives straight into the deep end in I Have Too Many Feelings. Not only is this show intimately artistic, but it’s honest and layered in the way of illustrating exactly how Vee feels in this amusing portrayal of self-reflection.

Vee becomes a chameleon on stage, effortlessly slipping in and out of an entire ensemble of hilariously-realized characters. My personal favorites include: Chip the paintbrush, Ganja the…ganja, and a sleeping bag whose name I can’t recall because I was so impressed with how well she was able to pull off something so absurdly ridiculous. Vee’s physicality is excellent; the attention to detail in every character’s posture, voice, and attitude differentiates each one so distinctly, you almost forget there is only one person on stage.

I Have Too Many Feelings not only gives Vee a wonderful arrangement of personalities to play with, but also a collection of unique physical props, projected visuals, intimate stage lighting, and audible surprises that will keep your attention glued to the stage. Where a more inexperienced comic might appear stiff and guarded, Vee is vulnerable and free—not afraid to dance, belt out a musical number, or frantically writhe and roll around on the floor.
The show’s quality of substance is a delight, as it’s as smart as it is funny. At one point, Vee presents a wonderful analogy referencing the 2009 critical darling, The Human Centipede, that is so clever, my knee-jerk reaction was to immediately applaud (and deservedly, the rest of the crowd joined me).

I Have Too Many Feelings is sure to be a star turn for talented comic, Bethany Vee. Culminating in a spectacular finale that leaves the audience hopeful and inspired, this is a show that is well worth the price of admission and one you’ll wish you hadn’t skipped.

What I didn't like:
The livestream appears to be having minor issues. It’s a better time in person, anyway.

My overall impression:
Bethany Vee’s one-woman-show (assisted by wonderful director and developer, Jessica Lynn Johnson), I Have Too Many Feelings, is not only gut-bustingly hilarious, but a raw and introspective look into the mind and heart of an LGBTQ+ 30-something still trying to figure it all out. While her anecdotes are deeply personal, Bethany lets the audience in so close that you can’t help but put yourself in her shoes, no matter who you are or where you come from.

While very playful, the show also tackles heavy subject matter including homophobia, anxiety, ADHD, and depression, but Vee’s ability to command the crowd into laughing with her through the punches leaves a lasting impression. Her commentary and execution are not only entertaining, but also thought-provoking and remarkably honest.

Vee’s stage presence and audience engagement is up there with the likes of some of the most seasoned professional comics in the game right now. Bethany Vee is without a doubt someone to watch out for—destined to headline her own televised comedy special, coming to a streaming service near you.

sweet - Kyle Selby


Bethany Vee is a force of nature, a beautiful soul and an incredible writer and performer. Her courage, humour and the warm and honest way she approaches life and her subject material is humbling, inspirational and uplifting. I first saw Bethany perform during the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018 with her and Maria Wilson's production " Lady Farts". This was an incredible show full of love, honesty and laughter and I couldn't wait to see Bethany's show this year. I have been an active performer, audience member and part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival community since 2010, have seen hundreds of fringe shows and I can honestly say that this is one of the most refined, professional, heartfelt, brave, beautiful, funny and moving productions I have ever seen. Bethany writes, performs and shares her stories with such transparency, conviction, vulnerability and humour. Beyond it being a show, you feel like you're listening to a dear friend share life, philosophy and her innermost journey with you. I not only urge everyone to see this show and to see any show that Bethany writes and performs in, but I also hope that Bethany's message gets out as far into the world as possible. I have a strong feeling and belief that there are many people who would benefit deeply from Bethany's message. I'm grateful to Bethany for her courage, strength and power and for sharing her gift with us. All the stars for Bethany & “I Have Too Many Feelings”.

sweet - Ellie Fox


What I liked
Her honest delivery, the recognition that a little ‘demon’ existed within her, ready to trip her up at every opportunity, and the continual dialogue she wrestled with internally to thwart that tenacious miscreant represented the internal tug of war that people experience when they don’t fit into established societal expectations.

What I didn't like
Pace could have been upped about halfway through performance; maybe a little compression of material would help (i.e., bedwetting.)

My overall impression
Bethany presented serious issues in a totally relatable discussion that was both serious, sad and funny. Her truthfulness with her sexuality, addiction and life lessons exhibited thoughtful consideration with little self pity.

sweet - Pamela Cottam


What was my overall impression of the show, you ask?? Just imagine an Olympic gymnast flipping, twisting, catapulting through the air and then LANDING A PERFECT TEN!!! This show is a masterpiece! Although Bethany was clothed, she might as well have been naked, due to the raw, honest and extremely vulnerable content of the show. Bethany had me in stitches throughout the show! She’s a natural comedic performer with impeccable timing. Her characters were so entertaining and made the show feel really dynamic. I saw the show multiple times and would eagerly go see it again!

sweet - Sarah Reynolds


I'm not typically much of a comedic connoisseur, but I was fully taken with Bethany's performance of "I Have Too Many Feelings." She adds humor to some haunting topics, keeping me on the edge of my seat and so excited to hear about how she journeyed to where she stands present day. Bethany has a true knack for comedy and a real understanding of her craft--as well as her audience! We get to experience her story from every angle--I have a full understanding of her mother, her inner demon, and the paintbrush that lived in her apartment! Truly a professional in every capacity, "I Have Too Many Feelings," had me cackling and is certainly something that I would watch again and again and again...

sweet - Chad Geiger


In my opinion, solo-artistry allows for the non-professional actors and playwrights to brave the stage and share their life-stories. As a professional comedian and actor, Ms Bethany is no exception to the mountainous feat of facing fears and demons to create a masterpiece(continuously a work in progress) She undoubtedly is hilarious! That's her superpower. She's comfortable there. But then she allows you to see past her comedy and in through her personal hell of growing up. She addresses her struggles with bedwetting anxiety...I related with her with my thumb-sucking anxiety that I had well into my late early 30s. And just when I'm relating to her about dysfunctional relationships(all had me cackling out loud) she uses the analogy of a 'human centipede'! Oh! What a visual ! Bethany Vee doesn't disappoint :) She is hilarious and bravely let's it all hang out.

sweet - Pamela Michael


This show is incredible and inspiring! Bethany poured her heart out to tell her story and bares it all emotionally with a brilliant multi-character performance about her life, upbringing, sexuality, sobriety and so much more. The show is honest, endearing, heartbreaking, uplifting, witty and most of all: FUNNY!

Expertly written. Very well directed. Bethany balances all of the personas so perfectly, creating an awesome multi-layered world of colorful characters all emanating from one single individual. She is a joy! And it makes you feel good knowing that it’s okay to feel!

Highly recommended!

sweet - Nick Gligor


Bethany Vee got inside my head, and it's scary in there. But she made it make sense. I've never identified with a one person show more than this. Bethany opened up the dark and confusing parts of herself and shared therapeutic gems with her audience. She brought light to difficult topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ experience and the complexities of gender. If you want to feel seen, see this show!

sweet - Jackie Lipson


What I liked:
I loved this show, start to finish. From her charming introduction and exploration of a complicated childhood to the touching experiences that followed her into adult life, Bethany Vee dives straight into the deep end in I Have Too Many Feelings. Not only is this show intimately artistic, but it’s honest and layered in the way of illustrating exactly how Vee feels in this amusing portrayal of self-reflection.

Vee becomes a chameleon on stage, effortlessly slipping in and out of an entire ensemble of hilariously-realized characters. My personal favorites include: Chip the paintbrush, Ganja the…ganja, and a sleeping bag whose name I can’t recall because I was so impressed with how well she was able to pull off something so absurdly ridiculous. Vee’s physicality is excellent; the attention to detail in every character’s posture, voice, and attitude differentiates each one so distinctly, you almost forget there is only one person on stage.

I Have Too Many Feelings not only gives Vee a wonderful arrangement of personalities to play with, but also a collection of unique physical props, projected visuals, intimate stage lighting, and audible surprises that will keep your attention glued to the stage. Where a more inexperienced comic might appear stiff and guarded, Vee is vulnerable and free—not afraid to dance, belt out a musical number, or frantically writhe and roll around on the floor.
The show’s quality of substance is a delight, as it’s as smart as it is funny. At one point, Vee presents a wonderful analogy referencing the 2009 critical darling, The Human Centipede, that is so clever, my knee-jerk reaction was to immediately applaud (and deservedly, the rest of the crowd joined me).

I Have Too Many Feelings is sure to be a star turn for talented comic, Bethany Vee. Culminating in a spectacular finale that leaves the audience hopeful and inspired, this is a show that is well worth the price of admission and one you’ll wish you hadn’t skipped.

What I didn't like:
The livestream appears to be having minor issues. It’s a better time in person, anyway.

My overall impression:
Bethany Vee’s one-woman-show (assisted by wonderful director and developer, Jessica Lynn Johnson), I Have Too Many Feelings, is not only gut-bustingly hilarious, but a raw and introspective look into the mind and heart of an LGBTQ+ 30-something still trying to figure it all out. While her anecdotes are deeply personal, Bethany lets the audience in so close that you can’t help but put yourself in her shoes, no matter who you are or where you come from.

While very playful, the show also tackles heavy subject matter including homophobia, anxiety, ADHD, and depression, but Vee’s ability to command the crowd into laughing with her through the punches leaves a lasting impression. Her commentary and execution are not only entertaining, but also thought-provoking and remarkably honest.

Vee’s stage presence and audience engagement is up there with the likes of some of the most seasoned professional comics in the game right now. Bethany Vee is without a doubt someone to watch out for—destined to headline her own televised comedy special, coming to a streaming service near you.

sweet - Kyle Selby