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BWW Review: Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Front and Center in LUCKY CHICK at The White Box

Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll take center stage in a one-woman play.

"Lucky Chick" depicts the story of Felicity, a New York City teenager who was plucked from the audience of a Grateful Dead concert and became the underage girlfriend of Bob Weir - the guitarist of the band.

In a world filled with drugs, she lives between two realities: one that has her in the midst of luxury while touring with Weir and one that has her living on the edge while with her other boyfriend, Dan, who happens to be a dangerous drug dealer.

As in most one-character plays, the set and costumes are kept simple as to not take away from the actor's performance. This is just the case with "Lucky Chick." Nevertheless, the play does stand out by starting off with an animated cartoon short depicting the early years of Felicity.

It also bares to point out that the production has implemented a clever way of letting the audience know when a new scene was taking place: having Felicity change her jacket and shoes. With this simple act, we were all made aware that the character was ready to share with us a new anecdote from her amazing story.

Written and starring Felicity Seidel, the play exhibits an incredibly strong and exciting script that is fast-paced and keeps the audience wanting more.

Overall, Seidel's acting was strong, but there are times when her performance falls flat. However, these moments should not deter one from watching the play since the story is truly one-of-a-kind. As a matter of fact, "Lucky Chick" has been selected to form part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival, evidence that there is a spark of genius behind the production.

"Lucky Chick" is directed by Padraic Lillis, who has garnered a NY Fringe Outstanding Excellence for Directing award in 2013 for "Bully."

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, which showcases 1,200 performances from all over the world for 16 days in over 20 local venues.

"Lucky Chick" can be seen at The White Box in 440 Studios located at 440 Lafayette St., 3rd floor.

Upcoming performances include: Friday, Aug. 21 at 3:15 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 22 at 5:15 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m.

For more information visit www.luckychick.nyc

Photo credit: Michael Lavine



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