Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. With mere moments to make a life altering decision, Tess retreats inside her head to meet with those she trusts (the other parts of herself) and weigh out her options.
Should you see it?
A lengthy 1.2 seconds ago, Steve proposed to Tess. Tess, uncertain how to respond to such a monumental and life changing question, has convened a meeting of the divergent parts of her mind (i.e., the audience) to weigh out all the possible arguments and ramifications of either decision.
Working Title: Undecided is performed by Tamlynn Bryson and was created by Bryson and Kyle Kimmerly. Bryson as Tess is adorable and delightfully dizzying as she spins back and forth between yes and no and all the possible reasons for either option. Chalk is a dangerous things in her hands as everything becomes a blackboard.
The only qualm to be had with Working Title: Undecided is the ending; a final punchline which feels to take away from and negate the point and premise we spent an hour laying down.
Still, that is a minor thing after what works out to a very entertaining hour.
Bryson has majestic comic timing and sensibilities. She knows her pacing and how best to lay out her material to get laughs. The material consists of all the things you’d expect when making such a decision – children, career, will it work out if yes, will I ever find somebody else if no – but Bryson keeps it fresh and entertaining and makes for a terribly funny show.
But that’s just my opinion and I’d love to know what you think? Yes or no? Did you think the ending worked with, or took away from the rest of the show?