LOVE, MADNESS, AND SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

Critics

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Reviews: 6

Audience

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Reviews: 1

“Love, Madness and Somewhere in Between” is a no holds barred glimpse into a mystical journey filled with love, pain, insanity and redemption. Scattered along the way is a sprinkling of ironic comic commentary that can only come from a true survivor. “Jimmy” is not so much a hero but more a human being traversing an abusive childhood, a descent into alcoholism and finally plunging into a world of fantastical personifications which dwell amidst humanity's darkest sins. Will closure, forgiveness, and healing come in the unlikely form of the “angel warriors” – patients on the pediatric cancer ward of Children's Hospital ? Does Pure Love in fact transform and redeem, or are some lives beyond salvation? The show had its world premier at Theatre West on January 27th, 2019. It ran 6 performances at Hollywood Fringe 2019 and won the Encore! Producers' Award. The show has been extended for three more performances.

"Absolutely one of the best performances I have see

“Cox takes on different personalities, channeling sorrow, outrage or compassion with stirring conviction”

“A powerful one-man show”

Written and performed by James J. Cox
Directed by Trace Oakley

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The notes of his performance touch on many emotional chords and for that reason it is a show that is a must see.

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


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Cox proves that humor, performance and strength is the best revenge of all. With candor, raw humility, and grace, Cox reveals the power of ‘writing what you know,’ and this brilliant actor does just that, in this brilliant show, garnering accolades, encores, and sold out crowds at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe.

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


Cynthia Citron

When the actor, James Cox, appears and begins to bellow the story of his life, the audience is riveted for an hour by the range of emotional turmoil he reveals. His father was a brutal drunk who beat and terrorized him through his childhood. And at 11 Jimmy fell in love for the first time with a girl who was indifferent to his hesitant declaration. That same year, while serving as an altar boy, he was “buggered” by the parish priest, Father Chuck, who introduced the activity as “wrestling.” It was a soul-shattering experience for Jimmy, but he still implored Father Chuck to remain his friend.

sour - Cynthia Citron - Santa Monica Daily Press - ...read full review


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I held my breath through most of this, as will you too, I have no doubt. “Love, Madness and Somewhere in Between” is absolutely one of the best performances I have seen in many years. James Cox is transcendent and achingly wise, profoundly moving and hilariously funny. He stalks the stage with his powerful presence, he owns it with his reluctant, heroic spirit and the result is powerful and pure. Bravo!! This is Fringe as its most intense, compelling and brokenly beautiful best.

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


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Love, Madness and Somewhere In Between is a very powerful, true and moving  one man show written and  performed by  talented actor/writer/comic James J. Cox  with insightful adept direction by Trace Oakley...

...Mr. Cox's  one man show is a true inspiration that with truth,  hope, compassion and resilience  anything is possible.

sweet - Harrison Held - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


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To place this performance in basic terms, James’ show is well titled. It is a place of love, madness, and surrendering into middle ground. Only using a few props as a guide through this virtual pilgrimage with no sets to speak of, it’s James all the way with his own self and the strange tale he weaves.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


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Intense autobiographical one man show ~ emotionally gripping well staged and heart pounding with enough humor to release your smile now and then.

sweet - Mary Jarrett


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The notes of his performance touch on many emotional chords and for that reason it is a show that is a must see.

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


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Cox proves that humor, performance and strength is the best revenge of all. With candor, raw humility, and grace, Cox reveals the power of ‘writing what you know,’ and this brilliant actor does just that, in this brilliant show, garnering accolades, encores, and sold out crowds at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe.

sweet - Bonnie Priever - Curtain Up - ...read full review


Cynthia Citron

When the actor, James Cox, appears and begins to bellow the story of his life, the audience is riveted for an hour by the range of emotional turmoil he reveals. His father was a brutal drunk who beat and terrorized him through his childhood. And at 11 Jimmy fell in love for the first time with a girl who was indifferent to his hesitant declaration. That same year, while serving as an altar boy, he was “buggered” by the parish priest, Father Chuck, who introduced the activity as “wrestling.” It was a soul-shattering experience for Jimmy, but he still implored Father Chuck to remain his friend.

sour - Cynthia Citron - Santa Monica Daily Press - ...read full review


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I held my breath through most of this, as will you too, I have no doubt. “Love, Madness and Somewhere in Between” is absolutely one of the best performances I have seen in many years. James Cox is transcendent and achingly wise, profoundly moving and hilariously funny. He stalks the stage with his powerful presence, he owns it with his reluctant, heroic spirit and the result is powerful and pure. Bravo!! This is Fringe as its most intense, compelling and brokenly beautiful best.

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


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Love, Madness and Somewhere In Between is a very powerful, true and moving  one man show written and  performed by  talented actor/writer/comic James J. Cox  with insightful adept direction by Trace Oakley...

...Mr. Cox's  one man show is a true inspiration that with truth,  hope, compassion and resilience  anything is possible.

sweet - Harrison Held - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Avatar

To place this performance in basic terms, James’ show is well titled. It is a place of love, madness, and surrendering into middle ground. Only using a few props as a guide through this virtual pilgrimage with no sets to speak of, it’s James all the way with his own self and the strange tale he weaves.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


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Intense autobiographical one man show ~ emotionally gripping well staged and heart pounding with enough humor to release your smile now and then.

sweet - Mary Jarrett