Sam Mullins muses about heartbreak, deep embarrassment, panic and more truths of his life in his latest one-man show.
Should you see it?
When I got home from seeing The Untitled Sam Mullins Project, all I wanted to do was write. I wanted to sit down at my computer, much like Sam Mullins did himself, and just let my creativity fly free. Who knows – maybe I’d strike gold somewhere.
That’s what Sam Mullins aims to do here, as he tells stories that are truthful, sometimes embarrassing and deeply personal. His honesty is refreshing, and it shows that he’s a natural storyteller. At times, I felt like I was listening to a friend share some stories over a beer.
This is a well-paced show, bookending the two most dramatic stories with ones that have more of a comedic spark. His truths are both universal and deeply personal; it’s easy to relate to them, in one way or another. Mullins also has a unique way of putting the audience at ease, and creating almost the atmosphere of an informal story circle. I wouldn’t have been surprised if another audience member had jumped on stage after and continued the show with their own story.
The Unititled Sam Mullins Project is thought-provoking storytelling that’s like seeing a series of personal essays performed live. It contains some philosophical musings that will make you consider your own truths, and what’s worth sharing about them.
But that’s just my opinion, and I’d love to know what you think! Which of the truths was your favorite? Were you compelled by Sam Mullins’ storytelling? Join the discussion in the comments below.