It's Just My Life

Critics

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Reviews: 0

Audience

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94 %

Reviews: 8

True, life-affirming stories told by the powerful women who lived them. The unexpected becomes part of the fabric of their lives; the new normal. Each performance is unique and features different storytellers.

Reviews

I enjoyed the stories, and they were honest and heartfelt. However, I couldn't help feeling that there's gold in the material that wasn't mined. Partly it was due to the lack of attention on the presentation, but also, the storytellers played it safe, avoiding the deep and powerful emotions that could have been brought out. The separatist concept of having only women storytellers feels a little dated for 2018, and it limiting as there isn't much contrast in the perspective. I would love to see this show next year after the storytellers and director really dig deep.

sweet-sour - WHB


What struck me most was the authenticity of each of these women. Their stories were so personal, yet universal. You really wanted to sit down over a cup of coffee with each one of them and learn more. Thoughtful directing by Kathy Rubin. She allowed the stories of each of these women -- including her own -- to shine. Excellent production by Steve Bray. Masterful show. Really well done.

sweet - blue night perilous night


Incredibly moving and endlessly riveting, the storytellers of IT'S JUST MY LIFE offer a glimpse at human experiences that you may have never have imagined, or that may hit very close to home. These true-life stories take you on an intimate journey through some of life greatest struggles and heartaches, but also its purest joys. There are moments in which you can hear a pin drop, words that cut to the core, and turns of phrase that evoke the sweetest laughter. Do yourself the favor of seeing this remarkable show.

sweet - Meagan Asplin


This amazing play, tells the story of eight courageous women. Each story opens a window that allows the audience to look into the very souls of these women. Some have a bit of humor, some tend to be more on the sad side of things but the common ground here is how strong each one of this women is, how they all have had to overcome adversity and how they have emerged from tragedy a better, stronger and emotionally enriched person. One leaves the theater wanting to know more about these women and their journey!

sweet - Sergio Hidalgo


I knew nothing about this show going into it – it just fit with my schedule so I decided to check it out. This show was an incredibly well thought out, poignant, beautiful, arc of stories from women, that were honest and vulnerable. It felt as if every women's story was somehow connected to the others without even trying to be, solely because of the shared experience of being all kinds of women, having that shared experience, and sharing it through their many different lives and stories. There were moments of humor amidst tremendous pain, which made that laughter and comedy hit you at the same level of depth as the sadness did. I am deeply moved and in awe of all of these stories – the articulation, passion, deliverance, honesty, and truth that was shared. I laughed, I cried, and I was one of many who could say that. I would highly recommend this show. I loved the selection of women – all different lives and stories and perspectives, all made me think and feel. I wouldn't change anything about it – it is effective and beautiful as is.

sweet - Lanessa Long


This is the second time I have seen the play, the first at the Electric Lodge in Venice. I loved it the first time and loved it even more the second. Compelling life stories, great directing and writing. A must see!

sweet - DONNA SINTIC-LIEBMAN


The authenticity of these stories touched my heart deeply. All of these women storytellers relate to the audience in their own way, and each bears her soul to a roomful of riveted viewers. I thought the length of time each storyteller was given was perfect. (In fact, I wanted more when it was over.) Everyone got right to the point and held the audience's attention from beginning to end. Not one story was irrelevant and all were compelling.

sweet - Stacy Dymalski


This powerful, multi-story show wears it's seriousness lightly. All of the story tellers, except perhaps one, has passed through the fire and, with humor, wisdom, and truth, boldly shares herself. While the relationship with maternity is a recurring motif, the stories address diverse experiences, including self-evasion, education, religion, sex, gender non-conformity, and sports! I didn't want any of the stories to end, even as I couldn't wait for the next story-teller to step up to the mic. This show sticks with you and makes you ask, "what's MY story?"

sweet - Anne Richards


I enjoyed the stories, and they were honest and heartfelt. However, I couldn't help feeling that there's gold in the material that wasn't mined. Partly it was due to the lack of attention on the presentation, but also, the storytellers played it safe, avoiding the deep and powerful emotions that could have been brought out. The separatist concept of having only women storytellers feels a little dated for 2018, and it limiting as there isn't much contrast in the perspective. I would love to see this show next year after the storytellers and director really dig deep.

sweet-sour - WHB


What struck me most was the authenticity of each of these women. Their stories were so personal, yet universal. You really wanted to sit down over a cup of coffee with each one of them and learn more. Thoughtful directing by Kathy Rubin. She allowed the stories of each of these women -- including her own -- to shine. Excellent production by Steve Bray. Masterful show. Really well done.

sweet - blue night perilous night


Incredibly moving and endlessly riveting, the storytellers of IT'S JUST MY LIFE offer a glimpse at human experiences that you may have never have imagined, or that may hit very close to home. These true-life stories take you on an intimate journey through some of life greatest struggles and heartaches, but also its purest joys. There are moments in which you can hear a pin drop, words that cut to the core, and turns of phrase that evoke the sweetest laughter. Do yourself the favor of seeing this remarkable show.

sweet - Meagan Asplin


This amazing play, tells the story of eight courageous women. Each story opens a window that allows the audience to look into the very souls of these women. Some have a bit of humor, some tend to be more on the sad side of things but the common ground here is how strong each one of this women is, how they all have had to overcome adversity and how they have emerged from tragedy a better, stronger and emotionally enriched person. One leaves the theater wanting to know more about these women and their journey!

sweet - Sergio Hidalgo


I knew nothing about this show going into it – it just fit with my schedule so I decided to check it out. This show was an incredibly well thought out, poignant, beautiful, arc of stories from women, that were honest and vulnerable. It felt as if every women's story was somehow connected to the others without even trying to be, solely because of the shared experience of being all kinds of women, having that shared experience, and sharing it through their many different lives and stories. There were moments of humor amidst tremendous pain, which made that laughter and comedy hit you at the same level of depth as the sadness did. I am deeply moved and in awe of all of these stories – the articulation, passion, deliverance, honesty, and truth that was shared. I laughed, I cried, and I was one of many who could say that. I would highly recommend this show. I loved the selection of women – all different lives and stories and perspectives, all made me think and feel. I wouldn't change anything about it – it is effective and beautiful as is.

sweet - Lanessa Long


This is the second time I have seen the play, the first at the Electric Lodge in Venice. I loved it the first time and loved it even more the second. Compelling life stories, great directing and writing. A must see!

sweet - DONNA SINTIC-LIEBMAN


The authenticity of these stories touched my heart deeply. All of these women storytellers relate to the audience in their own way, and each bears her soul to a roomful of riveted viewers. I thought the length of time each storyteller was given was perfect. (In fact, I wanted more when it was over.) Everyone got right to the point and held the audience's attention from beginning to end. Not one story was irrelevant and all were compelling.

sweet - Stacy Dymalski


This powerful, multi-story show wears it's seriousness lightly. All of the story tellers, except perhaps one, has passed through the fire and, with humor, wisdom, and truth, boldly shares herself. While the relationship with maternity is a recurring motif, the stories address diverse experiences, including self-evasion, education, religion, sex, gender non-conformity, and sports! I didn't want any of the stories to end, even as I couldn't wait for the next story-teller to step up to the mic. This show sticks with you and makes you ask, "what's MY story?"

sweet - Anne Richards