Today, I had the pleasure to catch a rehearsal of ALL THE RAGE, a solo show performed by Martin Moran and directed by Seth Barrish (my TBG teacher). At first when Seth invited the class to go watch the show, I hesitated a bit because I wasn't sure how well I'll hold up during the show. I always have a tendency to fall asleep during plays (opps, please don't kill me), or I will end up super confused if characters talk too fast--or I just don't get what's coming out of their mouths. But today, I understood everything. In short, Martin Moran's performance blew me away. Not only did he work every part of the stage--the way he told the story, from beginning to end, adding in all the complexities of meeting different people to discover his own voice & confidence to confront his fear/secret, was empowering. At some point, I felt tears rushing towards the tip of my eye, and then at another point, I mhmm'd in agreement. As he went on the emotional journey/discovery, he reminded me what it means to be brave. I am hardly moved by theatre pieces, but this one definitely made me feel something.
The show runs from January 19 through February 24 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on 416 West 42 Street (between 9 + 10 Avenue). Check out the Facebook page for more information, and let me know if you're going. I hope to catch it again!