Curtain Number Three Production’s “Flustered & Sheepish” is a charming one-woman show that will make you laugh.
This coming-of-age story follows Carrie through the trials of adolescence, marking such impossible-to-forget moments of youth like the “vomitrocious” moment of popping your first zit, worry about spontaneous pregnancy (“What if I sit on some sperm?) and thinking about having sex on prom night but being grossed out by a guys moves (“Did he just lick me?”). The scenes are easy to identify with and impossible not to laugh at. We’ve all had some version of these moments, so guys, even you should be fine connecting with this story.
At Friday night’s performance at the Starline, there were a couple points when the story lost energy — and the actress struggled to keep her voice — but it seems this tale of a young-girl’s epiphanies will only get stronger with more polish and practice. I felt like a bit of tightening the script in the middle acts could help smooth the rough spots.
I definitely recommend seeing this show. The first and final acts really got the crowd laughing. It’s charming and fun — and will really bring back memories of surviving the teen years. No wonder we had so much angst!
SHOW INFO: 10 p.m. tonight, 4 p.m. Sunday at Starline, 833 N. Fern. Admission: $7.