BWW Review: Terri Mateer's One-Woman A KIND SHOT Is One of the Most Honest Pieces This Season
Now playing at the Davenport Theatre on W45, Terri Mateer's autobiographical one-woman show is like nothing ever seen. It's a personal account of one woman's unconventional journey towards being a basketball star via modeling, stripping, becoming a drag queen, and a whirlwind of a crazy past.
6'1" Terri tells us her story, basketball in hand, in a comfortable, intimate setting. A hippie mother, no father, casual drug use: at first, the story is simple and somewhat funny, until she begins to unfold the more perverse parts of her life, beginning when she hadn't even reached middle school. She takes us all the way through her childhood, and into her adulthood, which luckily results in a happy ending, something the viewer longs for this girl in the story who never really knew who she was. It's truly a fresh, brave, daring take on the one-woman show.
A KIND SHOT runs April 3 - May 2, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 PM. Davenport Theatre is located at 354 West 45th Street between 8th and 9th Aves -- accessible from the A,C,E,N,R trains at 42nd Street. Tickets are $18, available at 212-868-4444 or www.SmartTix.com.
From This Author Juliana Adame