Best Of 2013

Best Public Breakup

Best Public Breakup

HYPER-Bolic

Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Venue

Interpreting the stages of a breakup through performance art sounds painful in more ways than one, but the exceptional imagination that local artist Jessica Earley brought to this production translated that emotional scarring so well, the show managed to equally brand our memory. Clever choreography, an Internet spirit guide and a hilarious relic from her relationship (a blanket with a life-size photo of her ex printed on it) injected humor, but her fearless re-enactment of still-fresh feelings was what pushed showgoers to reject any criticism.