I am still trying to get my head around a one person impro show, aside from the fact that it was a musical, set on the night of the storming of the Bastille, with five main characters and a moving death and moral message. Yes, this is what I was witness to last night here in Sydney. I was mesmerised, moved and amazed by Jill Bernard performing her one woman (+muso) Drum Machine, and I was once again completely blown away by the (it says so on the poster) USA queen of impro.
Imagine 45 minutes of impro performed by one person. A complete story, with characters, and many and varied songs. With rhyme. And a moral. And hilariousness. I have never seen anything quite like it. What a treat to be able to have witnessed this, amongst the many and varied other impro magic I have seen and participated in.
Jill Bernard, you are my USA Queen of impro.