Crystal Jackson’s “Please Remove This Stuffed Animal From My Head” has enough legs to stand on its own as a comedic look at jumping through governmental hoops, but it’s even stronger as a metaphor for abortion.
Aric Weber’s smooth charm wins us over as he grudgingly plays along with The Man, including performing a hysterical interpretative dance, just to get permission to have a stuffed animal removed from his head.
The above appears today in the big paper in Billings. A chick wrote this review, and you’ll notice she goes ahead and says the word “abortion,” whereas the male reviewer in the other paper made a joke about not remembering the point of the play because of the stuffed animal that’s on his head. Interesting.
I don’t like letting the word out before people have seen the play because it takes away the audience’s chance for discovery. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever come out in this blog and said that’s what the play’s about. I’m sure I’ve hinted at the fact, but I don’t think I’ve said it. Now you know. So it won’t be a shock when I do the play in Houston. However, there are still a couple of other surprises. It was compared to the Twilight Zone, after all…