Blown Sideways Through Life


Creator and Performer Claudia Shear
Direction Christopher Ashley

1993/94 Season

September 8, 1993—October 17, 1993

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This is not only the best one-person show in years but a fascinating, harrowing, hysterically funny play that suggests the scope and texture of Lilly Tomlin’s Signs of Intelligent Life.  Confrontational, angry, fed up by still fascinated by Life, Claudia Shear has created a wonderful roller coaster ride through every one of the sixty-five jobs she has held.  Every story is told with bewildered fascination.  Her dialogue is often soul-wrenchingly poetic without ever manipulating the audience’s emotions.  As directed by the remarkable Chris Ashley, the one-hour piece never lags.

Scenic Design Loy Arcenas
Costume Design Jess Goldstein
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design Aural Fixation
Original Music Richard Peaslee
Choreography Nafisa Sharriff
Stage Manager Kate Broderick
Production Managers Susan R. White, George Xenos