Everything a one-woman show should be; witty, hilarious, and sincerely funny with several cast members. Leslie Caveny is inescapably riveting as she steps out on the stage and totally blows her lines. Now I would explain that further but I don’t want to spoil the show for you. Just believe me when I tell you that it is impossible not to love this show.
Life issues, family issues, issues arising in childhood are all explored in a mostly hilarious way. Leslie even manages to reignite the 1956 Doris Day hit song “Que Sera Sera” in ways I am certain even Doris would laugh at.
Will Leslie Caveny ever get it right? Will she final remember her lines and actually get off book? Could there possibly be anything else that could go wrong in a small one-woman production; sound or lighting issues perhaps? In the end does it even matter? Heck, does she even know who her mother is?
The audience was as they typically are in the greater Los Angeles area: heavily populated with actors and they simply could not stop laughing for they knew well the experiences being portrayed before them. But you don’t need to be an actor or writer or director or in any way associated with theatre to fully appreciate One Woman Gone Wrong.
Widely acclaimed Emmy award winning writer and actress Leslie Caveny has penned yet another smash hit. Will it go to Broadway? Probably not, but it will leave lasting memories and is utterly enjoyable to watch. The bad news is that it is only running on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The good news is that it will be at Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Hollywood, California now through November 27th, unless extended.
Reservations may be made by calling 323-851-7977. You may also purchase tickets online at TheatreWest.org
Photos by Garry Kluger
Top photo: (L-R) Anne Leyden, Sheila Shaw, Seemah Wilder and Leslie Caveny
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