NAKED MAN RISING

Critics

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Reviews: 1

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

NAKED MAN RISING - A Son Of Semele Solo Creation Festival favorite...Aren't you tired of going to the theater and seeing the same old shit? Check out Naked Man Rising, a crowd favorite from the Solo Creation Festival. We're talking sold out, folk. This tale of revenge rips through the stage like a Grindhouse film and features a balls-to-the-wall performance by Canadian Wildman and naturalist Kyle Durack. Not for your Grandma…unless, she's a badass.

Winner of the Hollywood Fringe Scholarship for first time Producers, Kyle is thrilled to bring Naked Man Rising to the 2019 Fringe Festival. The writing is crisp and the play moves along at a deft pace. But the words are simply a vehicle for Kyle Durack's powerful interpretation. The Canadian actor was born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, and in this piece he sheds his disability along with his clothes to reveal the inner strength concealed by a “weakened” body. Naked Man Rising mixes humor and action. Durack uses his physicality well as he tells the story.

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"...Kyle Durack has some wonderful moments, especially when he stops and listens, to the noise, the wind, his inner quiet thoughts, and then as he struggles to take the next step forward. And, for me, that was worth the price of admission."

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


"An overall entertaining solo piece, featuring a strong performance by Kyle Durack. “Naked” works best when he is committed to the story and lost in his characters and in the moment. The result is a tale of life with disabilities and the beauty when one finds their outward and inner strength. Some fun comic moments, familiar characters and vivid imagery lift “Naked” to a higher level. The non-gratuitous nudity adds to the humanity and to the primal spirit that’s at the heart of this piece which takes us from the darkness of mean-spirited modern-day youth, through sacred fire and the light of a universal world of gods and goddesses and personal empowerment. “Naked” deserves much more than the 6 people (myself included) that were in the house last night, when just the night before, I was sitting in a sold-out performance of one of the worst plays I’ve ever seen in my life. Hollywood Fringe, take note: “Naked” deserves your time."

sweet - Dan Ruth


"Fun! Fun! Fun! A MUST SEE!!! Chamber Stevens and Travis Perkins writing is magic. Kyle Dusick is a breath of fresh air. The directing is on point. HFF at it's best!"

sweet - Phyllis Ballard


"...Kyle Durack has some wonderful moments, especially when he stops and listens, to the noise, the wind, his inner quiet thoughts, and then as he struggles to take the next step forward. And, for me, that was worth the price of admission."

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


"An overall entertaining solo piece, featuring a strong performance by Kyle Durack. “Naked” works best when he is committed to the story and lost in his characters and in the moment. The result is a tale of life with disabilities and the beauty when one finds their outward and inner strength. Some fun comic moments, familiar characters and vivid imagery lift “Naked” to a higher level. The non-gratuitous nudity adds to the humanity and to the primal spirit that’s at the heart of this piece which takes us from the darkness of mean-spirited modern-day youth, through sacred fire and the light of a universal world of gods and goddesses and personal empowerment. “Naked” deserves much more than the 6 people (myself included) that were in the house last night, when just the night before, I was sitting in a sold-out performance of one of the worst plays I’ve ever seen in my life. Hollywood Fringe, take note: “Naked” deserves your time."

sweet - Dan Ruth


"Fun! Fun! Fun! A MUST SEE!!! Chamber Stevens and Travis Perkins writing is magic. Kyle Dusick is a breath of fresh air. The directing is on point. HFF at it's best!"

sweet - Phyllis Ballard