THE MENOPAUSE "Crack-Up" – Two Nights Only
J.E.T. Productions- West in association with the Group Rep present THE MENOPAUSE "Crack-Up" written and performed by Judith E., directed Kaz Matamura, plays Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4, at 8:00 pm, with receptions to follow. Judith E. stars in her one-woman show The Menopause “Crack-Up” – a funny take on the trials and tribulations of the onset of menopause. Judith E.’s solo show garnered critical acclaim and played to overflowing houses when it premiered in November 2009 at the NoHo Actors Studio. Catch it while you can before it heads to the Indiana Fringe Festival in late August. The play is written by Judith E., and directed by Kaz Matamura.
Menopaus leads to some self-loathing as the distraught character Giaa laments the unpleasant symptoms she is suddenly experiencing. In addition to playing a version of herself, Judith E. effortlessly slips into some alternate roles, such as the Russian doctor who she consults, a sinister cat-stroking villain, or the persona of her beyond strict grandmother.
Sad, yet very funny
The Menopause “ Crack-Up” is for adults only.
Contains brief partial nudity and explicit sexual language.
What Critics Have Said:
“Empowerment, Edginess, Elegance, Entertainment, and Enormous Energy is Everything that Judith E. brings to the stage at the NoHo Actors’ Studio…brings credibility…instantly transforming her persona from sad to serious to sexy….With her strong, fierce “I Will Survive” dynamism and her confidence, talent and ability to carry her show ‘solo,’ captivating the audience in its entirety, Judith E. is a force to be reckoned with, and her message real and relevant.” - - Tolucan Times
“Judith E.’s writing and performance skillfully and thoughtfully presents every woman’s experiences in her one-act dramedy, nicely directed by Kaz Katamura...(you) laugh so hard your sides could split open...It’s enormously funny and sometimes poignant. “ - - NoHoArtsDistrict.com
“…an hilarious romp…we are privy to her moments of despair and moments of supreme fun. If you can survive the hell of emotional roller coasters and see the fun in it as Judith E has done, you can hang on. The acting and directing were superb and the packed audience was in stitches most of the time.” - - LA Splash.com
Added by nohonora on July 13, 2010