MESS

Critics

LemonMeter

67 %

Reviews: 3

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Kirsten Vangsness's one person show exploring the nonlinearity of time, visible quantum objects, monsters, kittens and Christian rock

Reviews

Deborah Klugman

An hour-long journey into an individual's psyche, the play, by design, at times unwinds as if beneath the threshold of consciousness, emerging in sentence fragments and with odd references to furry little creatures operating within the mind......

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


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The show was not filled with as much humor as expected. But there was enough to keep it from becoming too heavy. The mixture of humor and seriousness kept the audience relating to her.

sweet-sour - Megan Waggoner - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder

Kirsten Vangsness spills out her story with manic energy, her fingers splayed out vertically before her like she's nursing a drying manicure and her signature quirky body language resembling a kid in water wings floating for the very first time. As she navigates through the admittedly self-induced Mess of her life, she shares with us the realization that, no matter how high the piles of junk grow around you, no matter how many kitten-hating fathers or linoleum-patterned mothers or hypocritical Jesus-freak teenyboppers named Tiffany or imaginary monsters intrude on your life's personal journey, there's also a multitude of paths to take and a buttload of channels to click onto. When you're as strong and as incredibly gifted as Kirsten Vangsness—or even if you're not, I suspect—our messy conquering hero reminds us that we get to choose the channel and it's up to us just how much we want to let it take us wherever we want to go.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

An hour-long journey into an individual's psyche, the play, by design, at times unwinds as if beneath the threshold of consciousness, emerging in sentence fragments and with odd references to furry little creatures operating within the mind......

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


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The show was not filled with as much humor as expected. But there was enough to keep it from becoming too heavy. The mixture of humor and seriousness kept the audience relating to her.

sweet-sour - Megan Waggoner - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder

Kirsten Vangsness spills out her story with manic energy, her fingers splayed out vertically before her like she's nursing a drying manicure and her signature quirky body language resembling a kid in water wings floating for the very first time. As she navigates through the admittedly self-induced Mess of her life, she shares with us the realization that, no matter how high the piles of junk grow around you, no matter how many kitten-hating fathers or linoleum-patterned mothers or hypocritical Jesus-freak teenyboppers named Tiffany or imaginary monsters intrude on your life's personal journey, there's also a multitude of paths to take and a buttload of channels to click onto. When you're as strong and as incredibly gifted as Kirsten Vangsness—or even if you're not, I suspect—our messy conquering hero reminds us that we get to choose the channel and it's up to us just how much we want to let it take us wherever we want to go.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - ...read full review