Friday, July 8, 2011

Donna - Madonna

Not my best work (see below) however my mother's adoption has no relevance to my review. It may be appropriate though when we interview him. I'll call you tomorrow between the screening and after party.

Donna/Madonna, written and performed by John Paul Karliak, is an award-winning autobiographical journey that began as a lover letter to his adopted and birth mothers.

The show blends stories (one Halloween, coming out to his parents, meeting his birth mother, and many more), songs, and characters ranging from Darth Vader to his mothers to weave a tale of motherly love and acceptance.

John Paul is extremely talented with a vast vocal range; and is very good on the eyes too. This show is highly recommended.

The one man show is performing Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a special Monday night performance August 1st, through August 10th at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd, in Hollywood, CA 90038.