Yes, Freud is the father of modern psychology, but Wax’s warm, disarming approach is entertaining and cathartic enough that she may eventually require the bigger stage.
Margaret Gray – LA Times
Largely a showcase for Ms. Wax’s stand-up stylings, the show is hampered equally by weak writing (obvious jokes, lack of structure), self-congratulatory delivery, and absence of apparent direction – no programs were available at opening night, and no director credited on the projected pre-show supertitles over Ms. Wax’s head.
Jason Rohrer – Stage and Cinema
Tackling a topic such as mental illness onstage, particularly one’s own, can be risky business: There’s the danger of descending into mawkishness, or overcompensating with such hilarity that emotional honesty gets blurred. Ruby Wax’s one-woman show sails past these dangers with only minor wobbles.
Jenny Lower – LA Weekly
RUBY WAX: OUT OF HER MIND
The Edye at the Broad Stage
1310 11th St., Santa Monica
7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
Ends Feb. 3, 2013
Tickets: $40 and $50; (310) 434-3200
Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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