Company: Minion Productions, Seattle, WA
Venue: 2 - MTC Up the Alley
If you're a fan of Lena Dunham and her HBO series "Girls", you'll find lots to like about this smart and funny Fringe offering.
10 days on a silent meditation retreat may not sound like the most promising setting for a Fringe play, but Yana Kesala makes it a totally engaging experience.
In I Think My Heart Needs Glasses
the Seattle-based actor shares her own true story of trying meditation as balm for her bashed-up heart. Since it's supposed to be a tofu-fueled period of silence and stillness, Kesala generally sticks to centre stage and keeps the movement to a minimum.
Luckily she's an expressive storyteller and performer who compels us in moments of devastating self-doubt and laugh-out-loud self-deprecation. "Am I pathetic because I live in a basement apartment and I'm on eHarmony?" she asks at one point.
If you're a fan of Lena Dunham and her HBO series Girls
, you'll find lots to like about this smart and funny Fringe offering. It has a lighter mix of neuroses, humor and romance (minus the sex and nudity). And to her credit, Kesala keeps the show to a tight 45 minutes rather than the 60 noted in the program.
If only the path to enlightenment was as enjoyable as this.