Monday, May 6, 2019

Weekly Margin 2019, W18: Ruffled Feathers

5/04/19: Ruffled Feathers
What: The brilliant Beth Slack's solo cabaret act.
And? Call me biased because Beth's my friend, but she was so good!!! Beth has a beautiful soprano and a hilarious and twisted sense of humor, both of which she brings to play in her solo show (or "single woman show," as her mother reportedly calls it) about the crisis of turning forty and the expectations she had had about this milestone in her life. This of course yields renditions of songs like "Stars and the Moon," "Old Maid," and "When I Grow Up," as well as "Green Finch and Linnet Bird," "Forget About the [Bird]" (there was a bird motif), and "Out There." I laughed so much my cheeks ached, I cried multiple times, and I was so damn proud of my friend and what she made (all of the patter stringing together the songs was great, too). I can't wait to see what she does next.

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