“It’s finally happened. The abundance -- some might say plethora -- of solo shows on the independent theater scene has inspired a devastating and hysterically funny deconstruction of the genre. It‘s called ONE WOMAN GONE WRONG, and this New York International Fringe Festival entry should be essential viewing for anyone thinking of creating such an opus….The show has been astutely directed by Karl Bury, whose staging and sentiments seem to be in total synch with Caveny’s great comic style….. Her credits include writing for several acclaimed sitcoms -- from Mad About You to Everybody Loves Raymond … and although I wasn’t a consistent watcher of these particular TV shows, I’m sure her work here must match or better their funniest stuff…. a cascade of laugh lines that brought me to tears…. she delivers what was to be the opening number -- a delicious sendup of the self-searching anthems that climax so many Broadway scores…. I was just grateful to Caveny for giving me one of the most laugh-filled afternoons I’ve had in a long time.”
-Rob Cohen, NewYorkTheatreNow.com
FULL REVIEW (WARNING: Contains SPOILERS!)
"Saw a terrific show at the FringeNYC last night. ONE WOMAN GONE WRONG. A sort of one person show involving Pirandello-esque tricks, Lewis Black-type rants & the sly, glorious performance of Leslie Caveny. Extremely funny & at times, almost unbearably moving…. Great direction by Karl Bury!"
-Martin Casella, winner of FringeNYC '05 Outstanding Playwrighting Award
"BOTTOM LINE: This comedy focusing on a one woman show that falls apart during the performer's meltdown, is clever and laugh inducing. . . Caveny shows much skill as both a writer and as performer..."
"WITTY, HILARIOUS… INESCAPABLY RIVETING...
It is IMPOSSIBLE NOT to LOVE this show…
Caveny has penned another SMASH HIT”
--Ron Irwin, Los Angeles Post-Examiner
“Achingly Funny… ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!
This is such an EXCELLENT show, and
I really can’t recommend it enough. BRAVO!!!!”
"A BRILLIANT TRIUMPH for Leslie Caveny.
Utterly UNPREDICTABLE, and INSANELY HILARIOUS,
this show is A MUST-SEE"
“HILARIOUSLY APPEALING…graceful and heroic…
you will LAUGH, you may CRY…
you will ENJOY EVERY MINUTE of this hilarious
(almost) one-woman show turned trainwreck”
— Discover Hollywood Magazine
“Sit back and enjoy 70 minutes of fun and laughter! RECOMMENDED” --Carol Kaufman Segal, Reviewplays.com
“Strongly advise you to see One Woman Gone Wrong.
You won’t go wrong.”
— Rob Stevens, Haines His Way
"Madcap… Caveny pulls out all the stops” -- TheatreSpokenHere
“A rip roarin’ train wreck!" -- accessiblyliveoffline
Reviews of Leslie Caveny’s play IMPACT THIS!
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING!
“Hilariously biting new play... Caveny has an unerring instinct for effectively breaking the rules. She cleverly employs her characters’ pursuit of independent fulfillment to skewer pop psychology platitudes about relationships, indulgence without consequences, and glibly reinvented identity... The edgy, sharp-tongued Caveny is an ideal performer for her own quirky material... covers her terrain with dazzling ingenuity, wit and economy - there isn’t a wasted moment in this world premiere with plenty of, well, impact.”
-- Los Angeles Times CRITIC’S CHOICE
“Caveny proves to be not only a brilliant writer, but a brave and respectable actress... Caveny tackles two heavy issues with more wit and wisdom than should rightfully belong in just one play.... Theatregoers looking for an evening of impact take note: Caveny’s packs a wallop.”
-- Backstage West CRITIC’S PICK
“Leslie Caveny has created the impossible with her extraordinary second play:
a seriously funny comedy about rape and suicide.... Caveny shatters the form.”
-- LA Reader CRITIC’S CHOICE
“Hell-bent insanity... In her pointedly funny comedy, Caveny demonstrates that she is as fine a comic actor as she is a wordsmith.”
-- LA Weekly PICK OF THE WEEK
“Hilariously funny, absurd surreal comedy... an honest thoughtful investigation and entertaining sojourn into the dark personal side of living.... The best production I have seen since the first of the year, with brilliantly astute writing.” -- American Radio Network CRITIC’S PICK
“Zany, hysterical roller coaster ride of a story... Comical, touching and even poignant.” -- LA Theatre Magazine
“Cunningly clever, insightfully funny and a total trip... A blast from start to finish.” --Daily News