There is no denying as a vixen that we’ll ever truly know what it’s like being a man but why not delve into their thought process just a little bit while being entertained. How do men tick is a question we have been trying to figure out for centuries. Can a woman truly raise a man or do they have to have some sort of male figure in their life (if not their father, a mentor, teacher, something) in order to be a ‘real’ man when they are grown. George A Peters III tackles of all these issues and more in his 1 man show. From a man dealing with his sexuality to the homeless man in NYC and how he got to be that way, to the teenage boy that can’t walk out of his home without being racially profiled.
I got a chance to preview the play last week and it’s entertaining from start to finish. Some issues were glazed over with a comedic tone, for instance there is one character that was a dick head. You were supposed to hate him. You wanted to hate him, but there was something so charming about the way George portrayed him that you more so pitied him for the way he referenced his mother and women in general. I definitely thought he should have went deeper there and really showed why that man is that way and/or made him such an ass that you really didn’t care why he’s that way. Then again that could just be the girl in me wanting to know more. Seriously we can never know enough about men right?
Besides that I was thoroughly entertained. Laughing hysterically at the follies that plague some men’s minds. The play flowed from scene to scene extremely organically dealing with the mindsets of men and men-to-be of all ages. From laughter to shock to moments that seem way too real in light of the recent Trayvon Martin case you will enjoy every second. Also I wish there was a better balance between how much comedy and how much time was spent on the more serious scenes this 1 man show is a must-see.
Only 1 Man in NYC is playing at:
The Poet’s Den Gallery and Theatre
309 E 108th Street
New York, NY 10029
With several shows a day running from:
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM -Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM (ET)
You can purchase tickets here.