The Last PowerPoint

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 2

In “The Last PowerPoint”, ‘Prospective' Ben, CEO and Sole Proprietor of a new venture called disIncorporated, delivers a persuasive PowerPoint presentation concerning his latest product offering: Mail-Order Seed Potato Death Clock.

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"What I liked Ben’s oddly charming and anxiously disgruntled portrayal of a corporate cog is delightful in this performance. His wavering perseverance to give the audience what they came for helped give a somewhat dystopian atmosphere. The way his character communicates with the audience makes you feel like an idle machine eagerly waiting to to be satisfied, while also feeling human with patience and understanding towards the problems he faces throughout the show. It really sheds light on the emptiness of corporations and the desperation of its employees. What I didn't like I wished for a moment for Ben’s character to break out of his timidness and exude a newfound confidence (albeit wouldn’t make this show’s ending so fun). My overall impression It is a lovely show with an even more lovely actor who keeps the audience curious and entertained."

sweet - Scott Langer, writer of Thank You For Loving Me


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"Ben Nicholson has created a comic work that on its face looks like a frustrated young salesmen that has been put in his place by an irate tech guru (played by stage manager Pam Noles), who has not been paid for their services. Nicholson’s sheer brilliance is best illustrated by his engagement with the audience and enticing them to sing the “Kars 4 Kids” ditty with him, over and over again, to a techno beat. This one is so much fun and was the perfect culmination to an interesting day of fringing."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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"The Last PowerPoint both intriguing and amusing. Yes, Nicholson’s show is not quite there, but there is undeniably a “there” there."

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


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"What I liked I like the fact that I’m going to live till 103 years old. Or so claims my Mail-Order Seed Potato Death Clock. That means I got plenty of shows to come up with in these next 50+ years I have left so I have to make them count. I laughed, I cringed, I wanted to hug Ben halfway through the PowerPoint presentation. It made me feel things. What I didn't like The PowerPoint never worked. My overall impression Trying to explain the Last Powerpoint in simple terms is like trying to explain Ben’s beautiful mind. I cannot. You just gotta break all your preconceptions of what a PowerPoint presentation is and come for the chaos. All I gotta say is that Pam is not having any fun running Ben’s tech."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


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"The Last PowerPoint shoves corporate and capitalistic culture right back at us with a healthy dose of humor and an entirely unique voice, succeeding hugely thanks to Ben’s complete confidence in both his piece and our ability as an audience to roll with what he’s putting out there. He’s 100% committed to the strange fever dream of a show he’s created, and as an audience member I was completely drawn in by the weird spell he cast. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Nikki Muller - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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"Ben Nicholson has created a comic work that on its face looks like a frustrated young salesmen that has been put in his place by an irate tech guru (played by stage manager Pam Noles), who has not been paid for their services. Nicholson’s sheer brilliance is best illustrated by his engagement with the audience and enticing them to sing the “Kars 4 Kids” ditty with him, over and over again, to a techno beat. This one is so much fun and was the perfect culmination to an interesting day of fringing."

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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"The Last PowerPoint both intriguing and amusing. Yes, Nicholson’s show is not quite there, but there is undeniably a “there” there."

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


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"The Last PowerPoint shoves corporate and capitalistic culture right back at us with a healthy dose of humor and an entirely unique voice, succeeding hugely thanks to Ben’s complete confidence in both his piece and our ability as an audience to roll with what he’s putting out there. He’s 100% committed to the strange fever dream of a show he’s created, and as an audience member I was completely drawn in by the weird spell he cast. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Nikki Muller - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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"What I liked Ben’s oddly charming and anxiously disgruntled portrayal of a corporate cog is delightful in this performance. His wavering perseverance to give the audience what they came for helped give a somewhat dystopian atmosphere. The way his character communicates with the audience makes you feel like an idle machine eagerly waiting to to be satisfied, while also feeling human with patience and understanding towards the problems he faces throughout the show. It really sheds light on the emptiness of corporations and the desperation of its employees. What I didn't like I wished for a moment for Ben’s character to break out of his timidness and exude a newfound confidence (albeit wouldn’t make this show’s ending so fun). My overall impression It is a lovely show with an even more lovely actor who keeps the audience curious and entertained."

sweet - Scott Langer, writer of Thank You For Loving Me


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"What I liked I like the fact that I’m going to live till 103 years old. Or so claims my Mail-Order Seed Potato Death Clock. That means I got plenty of shows to come up with in these next 50+ years I have left so I have to make them count. I laughed, I cringed, I wanted to hug Ben halfway through the PowerPoint presentation. It made me feel things. What I didn't like The PowerPoint never worked. My overall impression Trying to explain the Last Powerpoint in simple terms is like trying to explain Ben’s beautiful mind. I cannot. You just gotta break all your preconceptions of what a PowerPoint presentation is and come for the chaos. All I gotta say is that Pam is not having any fun running Ben’s tech."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor