PATTI ISSUES REVIEWS
“A tight hourlong monologue that pairs a well-honed script with an engagingly spontaneous delivery and a nose for sharp, observational comedy, Mr. Rimalower’s funny, tender reminiscence rides an infectious rainbow high.”
- David Rooney, New York Times
"Endearing, drolly written, and performed with heaps of charisma."
- The New Yorker
"Meticulously scripted and executed, with poignant punch lines that
deliver laughs, emotion and insight."
- Raven Snook, Time Out New York
"Heartfelt and cleverly constructed."
- Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe
“Spellbinding. One of the best (and now longest-running) offerings of the year.”
- David Finkle, Village Voice
"Smart, poignant, and dishy as hell."
- Brandon Voss, The Advocate
"A very fierce comedy. Both viciously funny and gently poignant, it is a damn fine way to spend an evening."
- Jena Tesse Fox, BroadwayWorld
"An evening of courage, clarity, and unexpected wisdom and insight:into the psychic toll of homophobia,the emotional root of diva-worship, and even the inner life of ambition and art-making.”
- Dan Fishback, The Material World
"Bitingly funny and deeply moving, easily one of the best pieces of solo performance art I have ever seen. Rimalower fits in easily among artists like Spalding Gray, Holly Hughes and Tim Miller.”
- John-Stuart Fauquet, Huffington Post Arts & Culture
"Patti Issues is more than just 90 minutes of diva worship... a surprisingly cohesive narrative. While the sensibilities many gay men share with their favorite stage divas have been dissected countless times in popular culture, never has such an analysis been so engagingly written and cleverly presented.”
- Curtis M. Wong, Huffington Post Gay Voices
“Highly entertaining, sometimes moving and definitely recommended.”
- Jonathan Warman, GaySocialites.com
"A little like Disney's Space Mountain: you know it's gonna be fun,you know it's a roller coaster, but in the dark, you can't see when the heart-stopping drops come, or where your car is headed next. The delivery and structure remind me of Leslie Jordan's one-man shows,where while you are howling with laughter, a moment of pathos leaps into your path before you see it coming or can turn the wheel. Pow. Rimalower is storyteller and stage presence of equal and captivating aplomb."
- Patrick Hamilton, The Bilerico Project
"A pithy and unforgettable depiction of how a child's need for love and for a role model can get oddly channeled elsewhere when those needs aren't more directly supplied.”
- David Finkle, Huffington Post Entertainment
"Sometimes dark but very funny, reminiscent of such confessional memoirs as Augusten Burroughs‘s Running with Scissors, Rimalower’s very charming affect (which at certain points recalls David Sedaris and at others Seth Rudetsky) draws in the crowd."
- Mark Dundas Wood, Simply Showbiz
"Very funny and moving."
- David Bell, The Show Showdown
“Engaging, heartfelt and humorous, with lots of energy and excitement.”
- Adam Rothenberg, Call Me Adam
"One of the best shows of this nature that I've ever seen, confidentlyperformed, sensitively written and as funny as it gets."
- Matthew Rettenmund, Boy Culture
- Marti Gould Cummings, Revel Rouse
"This is definitely a show you won't want to miss!"
- Elle Estanol, What The Elle?
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