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This dark comedy written and performed by American actor Jim Loucks promises 60 minutes in the program but comes in at just under 45. That’s too bad because until the somewhat-perfunctory ending, the play — and Loucks — are riveting.
Couched in the guise of a story about Loucks growing up as the restless son of a star Baptist preacher in the American South, it is really about his father’s own crazily comic tormented life.
Loucks has no problem playing his father, or any other character for that matter. His physical presence is imposing; his timing superb. This is a play about finding identity, fathers and sons, masculinity and faith versus belief.
Unfortunately, Loucks puts on the brakes near the end. We feel we don’t get the whole story, but what there is is impressive.
— Rory Runnells
From the Fringe program:
Jim Loucks' new solo performance, loosely based on stories from his childhood as a Preacher's Kid, focuses on his relationship with his father, a hellfire and brimstone Southern Baptist preacher, and his struggle to come out from under the shadow of his larger-than-life persona. It is the story of someone finding their unique voice, resisting the pressures of society's ideas of who they should be and forging their own way.
5 STARS "An outstanding hour of wonderful moving storytelling." Audience Review - Frigid Fest
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
Warnings: Mild Language
393 Portage Ave.
Portage Place, 3rd Fl.
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 8:30 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 3:15 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 9:00 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 10:45 PM
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 5:00 PM
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Updated on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM CDT: Adds review.
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