Marisol Soledad opened a one-person show at 18th and Union, Here at Home, as part of the Springshot festival. The highpoint was her costume, which demonstrated that with a little bit of imagination, an effective costume can be put together on a low budget. I think the basic idea, was that she was trying to present her clown persona as a bird. Her costume and her physicality certainly were effective in suggesting that.
However, she used a funny squeaky voice in this interactive show which drew on mime, storytelling, humming Edith Piaff’s La Vie en Rose and a bit of TV Talk Show type questions. Some people liked it. It was amusing in part but, in my opinion, as she seemed to be a talented performer, I was disappointed by the lack of form and structure. There just was not enough to hold audience’s attention for a full hour.
Here at Home. By Marisol Soledad. 18th and Union.