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How To Suffer Better

 

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Strange things come from reading Snapple caps. In How to Suffer Better, creator and performer Amanda Miller takes inspiration from a quote in a beverage lid and devises a contest to find out who among us “suffers” best. She brings to the stage six quirky, layered characters—among them, a budding novelist/stripper and an octogenarian pioneer in the field of senior-dating—who are competing for votes from the audience for the coveted Best Sufferer prize. Miller switches personalities and accents like a hyperactive Amy Poehler, and there are some good laughs, but on the whole the show feels somewhat disjointed. How the characters are suffering isn’t always clear (the horny senior seemed to be doing just fine). Miller’s troupe of characters make for interesting vignettes, but a somewhat lackluster result. – Erin Wallace
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
2.5/ 5


Reader Rating
9 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 8:15 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 2:15 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 11:30 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 4:15 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 10:00 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 7:15 pm - 2018/08/23
  • 12:15 pm - 2018/08/26



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5 Reviews


  1.  
    Ray

    In this one woman show, the only people who suffered were the audience. A ticket to this show gets you a front seat to incoherent rambling.




  2.  
    Susan

    Amanda Miller has skillfully intertwined her writing, acting, and clowning into a deeply funny and poignant presentation demonstrating her versatility and artistic range as a performer.




  3.  
    Stu Pedaso

    The story sounded promising but the acting wasn’t good.




  4.  
    Ken

    If I could had snuck out discreetly (impossible at King Edward), I probably would had join the half a dozen people who didn’t care if the performer noticed them leaving halfway through the play. Appreciate the effort by the actress, but the ideas were weak, and not enough to weave a narrative, let alone a play.




  5.  
    Eben D’Amici

    Amanda brings a wild energy to the stage and her characters are bold and engaging. Check this show out!





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