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"A Dazzling Contemporary Take on Strindberg" - Seattle PI reviews JULIA Feb 14, 2016

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Review: JULIA by Christiane Jatahy Feb 12, 2016

The performance at On the Boards, JULIA by Christiane Jatahy this weekend is a thought provoking, well considered, contemporary work.  It tackles class, race, sex and all the isms you can think of between them all.  It is done masterfully using the mediums of live theater, film and breaking the fourth wall.  It is a journey through emotions and belief systems of each individual audience member. 

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Christiane Jatahy Audience Reactions Feb 12, 2016

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TLOJ Feb 12, 2016

 

Jest,

blemishes.

The room we make for beauty

and which it demands.

 

All of us, culprits, committed.

The impartial order

in dire straits, mute, we look

 

back at the reckoning

innocent yet murderous.

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Into the Great Wide Open: My Date With a Stranger for Rabih Mroué's Riding on a Cloud Feb 1, 2016

Bart Ramsey, my date with a stranger for Rabih Mroué's Riding on a Cloud, made a New Year's resolution to more deeply engage with the arts. In the past, he's “been to a few operas and seen the Nutcracker,” but recently, he's been wanting to explore and support more non-mainstream work. “I don't have to live in my insular little bubble,” he tells me. “I've got a lot of anxiety, but I'm ok with being challenged.”

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Rabih Mroue at On the Boards this weekend Feb 1, 2016

Riding on a cloud, written and directed by Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué and performed by his brother Yasser, is the life story of Yasser performed by himself. This show was my first experience being at On the Boards in Seattle. As I walked in on the stage, next to the big cinematic screen was a wooden table and a chair with a lot of CDs and Cassettes on it, I found a seat on the very last row of the huge theatre. I enjoyed every second of this piece, from the beginning.

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You Will Be Talking About Riding on a Cloud Hours After You See it - The Stranger reviews Rabih Mroué Jan 30, 2016

Rich Smith at The Stranger reviews Riding on a Cloud:

...I had such a good time watching and thinking about Rabih Mroué's Riding on a Cloud at On the Boards last night. Since the show's only going to run today and tomorrow, I wanted to strongly encourage you to see it while you still can.

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No Such Words - Riding on a Cloud Blog Review Jan 30, 2016

You have two hands and two legs what are you complaining about? Your head is on your shoulders, she said. Yeah, but, no, what are you complaining about, she stepped on someone’s brain when she was leaving the shelter, she stepped on someone’s spilled brain on the street, when she was thirteen and going out and almost fell, we don’t talk about the war, ok, change the subject, but, there is no “but”, she is alive and that’s good, and she is ok now, isn’t she?

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Narrative and Representation - Riding on a Cloud Blog Review Jan 30, 2016

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Before...and After...and Now: Raibh Mroué review at Memeteria Jan 30, 2016

Thomas May at Memeteria on Rabih Mroué's Riding on a Cloud:

...anyone interested in the issues that theater is so ideally suited to explore should see this unclassifiable performance. Anyone interested in the paradoxical truce between fiction and reality that underlies the very impulse to make art.

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