The Vermont tour of my solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, kicked off this weekend with four shows at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier, one of the best regional theaters in the U.S. according to the New York Drama League and certainly one of my favorite places to perform. Audiences were enthusiastic and effusive in their praise — so much so that the theater has posted some of their comments on their website. Reviewer Jim Lowe of the Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus raved that the show is “fun, funny,” and “fascinatingly entertaining and authentic,” and Lisa Crean of Burlington’s Seven Days calls it “poetic and powerful” and “beautiful.”
The rest of the tour will pick up in March. Check here for upcoming dates and showtimes, and get your tickets soon!
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We enjoyed the final performance of this show at Lost Nation – and we weren’t alone. The standing ovation was well deserved!
Abby’s performance was spot-on, moving easily from elderly characters to teens and back, always with a gentle but firm transition that keep her audience informed of the shift without needing to be overt.
The show was well constructed. It was bookened with a charming and wise character, who set the stage for the community that was to follow. Character transitions were clean and deftly stitched together with an effect that took the audience neatly into the interviewer’s shoes while retaining the authenticity of the individuals who make up the piece.
Well worth the trip!