Hollywood Fringe Festival, Gia On The Move

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

“When Love Asks, You Answer Recklessly.”

One of the edgiest returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year is Ben Moroski in The Wake.

From his first appearance last season with his acclaimed autobiographical one-man show, This Vicious Minute — Moroski has been setting a new standard for solo performance by young up & comers.

Meticulous writing/storytelling skills paired with intense, raw, delivery are the hallmark of this talent.  The Wake dubs him a de facto force to be reckoned with.

Currently in the running for the Fringe Award for solo performance – no matter what the outcome of today’s decisions, there is no doubt that Ben Moroski’s star is rising and deservedly so.

In The Wake Moroski takes ‘amore’ on an impassioned journey into the macabre with a dark comedy about love and loss.  A play within a play this story loops around the idea of healing through theatre for an incredibly shocking ending that will have you rolling and crying in your seat.

Pete a substitute teacher falls head over heels for the most unlikely sexy creature, Tali, who accidentally struts into his life and who later summarily dumps him.  Lonely and depressed he decides to go out on the town one night where he meets the other girl of his dreams whose attention he can’t seem to get across the dance floor.  But destiny has them collide in the parking lot — literally.

I saw this show twice and was intrigued even more with the second go-around.  This IS the show you absolutely cannot miss!

Highly Recommended

Run time is 1 hour.

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