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Reviews & TESTIMONIALS
This wonderful new work is written and performed by Maureen Muldoon, an actress who presents a very heartfelt, touching and often hilarious monologue that goes back and forth in time but is always fascinating and uplifting. Muldoon is strongly directed by Megan Wells, who helps this talented actress realize her authentic voice. The autobiographical show makes for a very delightful evening.
Wikipedia says Muldoon was born in 1966, which puts her at 52 years old. Yet in her jeans and ponytail, she’s very credible playing her teenage self and even younger. Muldoon has an impressive range. She’s expressive, with a level of intimacy that makes you almost feel she’s talking directly to you.
Before the show begins, as the audience settles into their seats in the intimate Black Box space on the east side of Madison Street Theatre, a few pieces of furniture are visible, suggesting a Midwest suburban home. There is also a hand-made sign outside one of her children’s bedroom doors that announces a “Pansexual Transgender” individual resides there. This is what triggers the frank, seemingly effortless flow of dialogue that makes up this brave piece of dramatic work, which is an hour-long exploration of the outcomes when a child changes gender.
Muldoon, an inspirational speaker, storyteller, and Hollywood actress for several decades, has no difficulty connecting with the audience in this intimate performance space. She’s quirky and amusing, often sharing difficult stories from her background.
Big Giant Love, a dynamic solo performance by Maureen Muldoon, is strongly performed and directed. I was expecting this autobiographical work to be ponderous and sad but it’s not. It’s full of humor and warmth while showing the resilience and strength of the human spirit.
Doug Deuchler, writer for OakPark.com
Maureen Muldoon belted out a story through her professional singing voice, her tongue twisting poetry rapidly and perfectly fired from her machine gun of a mouth, and her rubber-face-enhanced emotional flips going from giddy to the grave in mere hundredths of a second. – Paul Meyer
Maureen, you are a triple threat…you are an amazing playwright, a marvelous actress, an important new lyricist, storyteller, poet and you sing!!!!…. please take a bow…the audience today interrupted your piece with an ovation. You stopped your own show and took our breath away. We Kindly request more, encore…much much more! – Raymond Wohl
Absolutely beautiful, from the heart and hits the heart and soothes and FILLS the heart! ~Nancy Storm
Maureen Muldoon puts on an excellent show that is so true to life!! ~ JoAnn Hetisimer
A creative and lovely performance! ~ Linda Cook
Absolutely Phenomenal! If you weren’t able to come to the St. Louis, but have another chance to see Maureen’s one-woman show, don’t miss it!! I laughed, I cried, I felt love and I felt pain. All that from one woman on a stage by herself with 2 props. It was an experience I won’t forget.
Absolutely Phenomenal! The day with Maureen was awesome! If you weren’t able to come to the St. Louis event but have another chance to see Maureen’s one-woman show, don’t miss it!! I laughed, I cried, I felt love and I felt pain. All that from one woman on a stage by herself with 2 props. It was an experience I won’t forget. Also, a great workshop the next day. Wonderful humor, energy, and insight. Thank you, Maureen, you are a gifted teacher because you bring the Course lessons to the student in a practical and useful way. ~ Barbara Goodman Siegel
Expressive, moving, emotional, strong work. ~ Deb Marlin
Really enjoyed the intermingling of storytelling, dance and singing, a heart rendering and illuminating journey. ~
This show was GREAT! – Mary E. Klotz