I Love You [We're F*#ked] (Frigid Festival 2011)
By Kevin J. Thornton
*THIS SHOW IS A THEASY BEST BET!
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Off Off Broadway, Musical/Solo Show
Runs through 3.6.11
UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Mark's Place
by Joseph Samuel Wright on 2.28.11
BOTTOM LINE: I Love You [We’re F*#ked] is a concert with a narrative and a message featuring the songs and stories of the charismatic Kevin J Thornton.
This week only, down in the bleak basement of the Under St. Marks theatre, you can catch the original songs and real-life stories of Nashvillian Cassanova Kevin J. Thornton as his tour takes him through our fair city and its annual winter theatre festival.
I Love You [We’re F*#ked] falls somewhere between a concert and a cabaret, with songs tied together by anecdotes and a personal viewpoint on living. It’s the kind of show where you mostly just want the performer to ask you out. And somewhere between the kooky lyrics and the smooth baritone, a catharsis happens. You’ve been having such a great time listening and laughing, it takes a moment to realize the topics at hand: life and love and how we cope. And you feel better.
Thornton is not only charming and sexy, he is an unaffected, vibrant performer. His power is to invite the audience into the show, making a solo piece into a duet with everyone watching. He uses sarcasm and irony in both the heartfelt and the pithier parts of his story and boldly crosses taboo boundaries, touching on all facets of his experience.
With rhythm, music, and repetition of his central idea of perseverance, I Love You [We’re F*#ked]
entertains the mind and clarifies the spirit. It’s a great show for anyone who loves good songwriting or whose heart has been broken. Or if you just want to watch a dynamic dreamboat for an hour.
(I Love You [We’re F*#ked]
plays at Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A, through March 6, 2011. Remaining performances are Friday, March 4th at 9PM and March 6th at 1PM. Tickets are $15, and $10 for students and and can be purchased at smarttix.com
. For more festival information visit frigidnewyork.info
. For more show information visit www.kevinjthornton.com