Join Bradley Spann as he tells you of his childhood with four crazy sisters, his absentee father, a dog, a cat, a racoon and a monkey.
Should you see it?
A strange re-telling of his childhood in South Central Los Angeles, Spann welcomes the audience into his memories. Unfortunately, I found it hard to follow and truly care about Spann’s story. While it sounds as though he felt his childhood was very interesting and worth talking about, I didn’t find much of it worth listening to.
While I can respect his method of telling his story through his re-enactments and playing of different characters (including the monkey and the racoon), I failed to see what message he was trying to relay to the audience. Despite his strong desire to connect with the audience, I did not feel it with Spann, nor feel engaged enough to want to understand him.
Though a worthwhile show in that Spann is very talented and obviously very passionate about his craft, as well as several funny moments, he fails to make a point worth listening to. Perhaps the funny moments will be his saving grace however as there were many of them that clicked with the audience.
What did you think of Me & My Monkey? Did you find it relatable? Were you able to connect with Spann through his story telling? Let me know if the comments below!