Friday, September 22, 2023

The Writing on the Stall - Potty Humor of the Highest Caliber

Review by Byrne Harrison
Photo by Arin Sang-Urai

Caitlin Cook provides an evening of bathroom humor and touching truth in her show The Writing on the Stall, currently running at the SoHo Playhouse.  Those familiar with Ms. Cook's Tik Tok have already seen and heard some of her humorous songs based on bathroom graffiti, and the songs in this show do not disappoint.  However the true treat is her ability to create an intimate, touching and insightful evening of theatre around the concept.

Ably directed by A. J. Holmes, Ms. Cook weaves together a history of graffiti, the human need for connection, and confessional truths about the hardest days in her life.  Using sight gags, audience interaction, and some terrific slideshows, The Writing on the Stall is a captivating piece of theater, and one that manages to be self-reflective, without being overly self-indulgent.

The Writing on the Stall
Written and Performed by Caitlin Cook
Directed by A. J. Holmes
Produced by Ali Gordon
Creative Consulting: Chase Brantley, Amanda Faye Martin, David Goldsmith

SoHo Playhouse
15 Vandam Street
Through September 23

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