MISSING Review

MISSING from Jessica Ferris - Photo by Jeff Burkle.

MISSING: THE FANTASTICAL AND TRUE STORY OF MY FATHER’S DISAPPEARANCE AND WHAT I FOUND WHEN I LOOKED FOR HIM presented by Jessica Ferris as part of the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. You can read the show description here.

Jessica Ferris has a true and personal story to tell. Well,  to say “tell” does not do her performance justice. Ferris brings considerable talent to her solo show: strong character acting, physical theater skills, a bit of the avant-guard, and a willingness to tap into and share the painful emotions she experienced over the years.

MISSING is not just the story of trying to find the father that abandoned her when she was two years old. It’s a re-examination and sharing of her nearly-obsessive  journey to find answers to fill the missing pieces of her being, and hopefully, to find her missing peace. In me, she found a kindred soul.

For those of you with Norman Rockwell-esque families, maybe you’ll realize how lucky you were in the birth lottery. For those with troubled families, maybe you’ll realize you’re not so alone. And for those who don’t emphasize with Jessica’s emotionally-charged performance, maybe you are one in twenty-five.

Four performances of MISSING remain at Know Theatre: Sat, June 4 at 9:15pm; Sun, June 5 at 2:30pm; Tue, June  at 7pm and Fri, June 10 at 7:30pm.

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