The Book That Won't Close - Confessions of A Love Addict (Hollywood)

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 10

Written and performed by TL Forsberg, directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson follows a bi-culturally fluid Deaf woman through a series of bad relationships, until she meets a transgender orgasmic meditation coach who walks her through a self-contained rehab for love addiction.

The show is a dark comedy that includes music, dance, video projection and sign language and is not only inspirational but is "Edu-taining."

Ages 18+

Tickets/Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-book-that-wont-close-confessions-of-a-love-addict-tickets-104373004466?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Tickets $15.99 with a service charge of $2.60. For tickets and information please visit www.whitefiretheatre.com or call 818.687.8559. Click on the show graphic of your choice to purchase a ticket. Show is available to view on demand up to 48 hours after the live stream.

Reviews

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It is empowering to observe TL struggle with her demons and in what can, and often does, turn into a bitter reminiscence, instead gifts us with a cathartic act of acceptance and forgiveness. Brava TL for your courage and your honesty, and for allowing us to participate in your redemptive healing process.

sweet - Maggie E.


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From the moment TL walls on stage she is captivating. She tells her life story with such skill and talent that you cannot take your eyes off her. Not only will your heart be touched but you Will get an rare peek at the social nuances of the deaf and ASL world. Fascinating!

sweet - Kay Vogt


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The show is directed by the amazing Jessica Lynn Johnson. It employs music, dance, visual projections and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Bob Lo Paro. It is sometimes abstract, and moves so quickly that it’s hard to keep up. The language is rough: definitely not for children. But it is immensely entertaining and acutely thought provoking. T.L. is a gifted singer/songwriter.

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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Show with a lot of heart. Easy to care about TL and the struggles she’s had. Held my interest throughout. Informative and entertaining.

sweet - Laura Gold


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I highly recommend this show. TL takes us on a whirlwind ride of dark comedy as she vulnerably reveals her recovery process. She covers topics of parental/childhood wounds, dysfunctional dependency in relationships, and challenges as a deaf person who passes in the hearing world. The show is both entertaining and cathartic.

sweet - Karen Boyle


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The story, the characters, the physicality, the way the artist owns her experiences while calling out hypocrisy is all so beautifully realized. I left feeling like I’d just ridden a wonderful rollercoaster.

sweet - Jack Hunter Cohen


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...TL emotes her words and actions in a very animated fashion, never slowing down unless the story calls for a milder pace.

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


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Forsberg’s characters, her graceful, dance-like movements underline her vulnerability and underscore how as a virtuoso conducts a symphony, she conducts the audience through this exquisite journey of her life of addiction, sorrow and healing the little girl within...

This is the show not to be missed! TL Forsberg, is a hypenate in showbiz: actor, director, writer, singer, but most importantly, a successful human, hybrid that came out of the other end of a horrific journey, wiser, smarter and lending much needed love and unity to the world at-large!

sweet - Yvonne Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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TL's performance in this show is absolutely breathtaking, courageous, and larger than life. Her story is inspiring and important for the world to hear. Brilliantly reenacting the relationships between her family, friends and lovers, this play brings awareness to issues surrounding love, toxic relationships, and the importance of self-healing. TL takes you on an emotional journey through the highs and lows of her life, making you feel as if you are living it all over again with her. This play is a must-see!

sweet - Julia Pierce


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The show is a roller coaster of emotions. There is a nugget of wisdom tucked away in every moment of this brilliant tale of recovery and self discovery.

sweet - Kevin Ezeh


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The best solo performance I’ve ever seen. Incredible acting and extremely captivating story. A deeply relevant topic of love addiction, sexuality and healing for these times.

sweet - Lindsay Kleeman


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Audience members are granted to privilege of stepping into TL Forsberg's soul for this one woman show, eventually getting swallowed up by her raw vulnerability and will leave with both of sense of completion and wanting more time inside the womb of her creation.

sweet - Jake Parker


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I found TL F. To be EXTREMELY talented in so many ways & angles of artfully and precisely expressing herself and her very important life message on stage in her one woman's play last night - on top of being quite uniquely real, authentic and raw as can be, at the same time of being truthfully deep and entertaining! I highly recommend following her and her future events! Bravo TL xoxo

sweet - Aline T


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The show is directed by the amazing Jessica Lynn Johnson. It employs music, dance, visual projections and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Bob Lo Paro. It is sometimes abstract, and moves so quickly that it’s hard to keep up. The language is rough: definitely not for children. But it is immensely entertaining and acutely thought provoking. T.L. is a gifted singer/songwriter.

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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...TL emotes her words and actions in a very animated fashion, never slowing down unless the story calls for a milder pace.

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


Avatar

Forsberg’s characters, her graceful, dance-like movements underline her vulnerability and underscore how as a virtuoso conducts a symphony, she conducts the audience through this exquisite journey of her life of addiction, sorrow and healing the little girl within...

This is the show not to be missed! TL Forsberg, is a hypenate in showbiz: actor, director, writer, singer, but most importantly, a successful human, hybrid that came out of the other end of a horrific journey, wiser, smarter and lending much needed love and unity to the world at-large!

sweet - Yvonne Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Avatar

It is empowering to observe TL struggle with her demons and in what can, and often does, turn into a bitter reminiscence, instead gifts us with a cathartic act of acceptance and forgiveness. Brava TL for your courage and your honesty, and for allowing us to participate in your redemptive healing process.

sweet - Maggie E.


Avatar

From the moment TL walls on stage she is captivating. She tells her life story with such skill and talent that you cannot take your eyes off her. Not only will your heart be touched but you Will get an rare peek at the social nuances of the deaf and ASL world. Fascinating!

sweet - Kay Vogt


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Show with a lot of heart. Easy to care about TL and the struggles she’s had. Held my interest throughout. Informative and entertaining.

sweet - Laura Gold


Avatar

I highly recommend this show. TL takes us on a whirlwind ride of dark comedy as she vulnerably reveals her recovery process. She covers topics of parental/childhood wounds, dysfunctional dependency in relationships, and challenges as a deaf person who passes in the hearing world. The show is both entertaining and cathartic.

sweet - Karen Boyle


Avatar

The story, the characters, the physicality, the way the artist owns her experiences while calling out hypocrisy is all so beautifully realized. I left feeling like I’d just ridden a wonderful rollercoaster.

sweet - Jack Hunter Cohen


Avatar

TL's performance in this show is absolutely breathtaking, courageous, and larger than life. Her story is inspiring and important for the world to hear. Brilliantly reenacting the relationships between her family, friends and lovers, this play brings awareness to issues surrounding love, toxic relationships, and the importance of self-healing. TL takes you on an emotional journey through the highs and lows of her life, making you feel as if you are living it all over again with her. This play is a must-see!

sweet - Julia Pierce


Avatar

The show is a roller coaster of emotions. There is a nugget of wisdom tucked away in every moment of this brilliant tale of recovery and self discovery.

sweet - Kevin Ezeh


Avatar

The best solo performance I’ve ever seen. Incredible acting and extremely captivating story. A deeply relevant topic of love addiction, sexuality and healing for these times.

sweet - Lindsay Kleeman


Avatar

Audience members are granted to privilege of stepping into TL Forsberg's soul for this one woman show, eventually getting swallowed up by her raw vulnerability and will leave with both of sense of completion and wanting more time inside the womb of her creation.

sweet - Jake Parker


Avatar

I found TL F. To be EXTREMELY talented in so many ways & angles of artfully and precisely expressing herself and her very important life message on stage in her one woman's play last night - on top of being quite uniquely real, authentic and raw as can be, at the same time of being truthfully deep and entertaining! I highly recommend following her and her future events! Bravo TL xoxo

sweet - Aline T