BWW Reviews: WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK is a Hilarious Ball of Nerves and Fresh, Uproarious Wit
Kelly Kinsella gives a sharp, gritty, bona fida performance in her original one-woman show WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK.
Lights up on a single table and chair set for lunch. An anxious Kelly Kinsella enters, and action begins immediately. Decision upon decision piles up: whether she likes the window open or closed, what she wants to drink, what she wants to eat, whether she's staying or going. She then pummels the fourth wall to speak to the audience and get personal. Occasionally, she mentions getting back to "her show", which is the opening that was just witnessed.
Although she returns to the restaurant once or twice, she spends the remainder of the show talking childhood, family, therapy, medication, meditation, and pretty much any subject that comes to mind- the title perfectly embodies the
The show is fresh, the dialogue priceless, the performance the perfect blend of neurosis and hilarity. There is never a dull moment, not even when Kinsella "takes a call" in the middle of a monologue, or even when she straight up leaves the building all together for at least ten to twelve full seconds.
Running with no intermission in the time span of about an hour, the topics and antics alike are totally unpredictable and utterly side-splitting. The space is small, reminiscent of a gallery or showroom, which works for such an intimate performance. The audience exits the theatre with a spew of awed impressions, quotes from the show, and even a few dwindling chuckles. WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK is a theatrical experience not to be missed!