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Greyhound – Journey Through The Dark Heart of America (Matt Panesh/ PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Matt Panesh

Told with a ‘chap telling you a story down the pub’ kind of vibe, Matt Panesh gives a riveting account of the American character that reeks of personality. This verbatim tale of his experience on a Greyhound bus in the deep American middle held me utterly transfixed, with every character convincingly formed. He breaks down the compulsive lie of the American dream – that hard work always results in success- by bringing to life those who have been spat out by a prejudiced machine, and the vibrant characters he introduces us to open our eyes to the social problems of America. Panesh’s narrative is so gripping that is never feels like a performance or a monologue; it’s like living it.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert Stevens]