Hot Flashes, Power Surges and Private Summers
Hot Flashes, Power Surges, and Private Summers
is an evening of humor, theater, spoken word, and autobiographical insight that sheds light on the world of womanhood after 50. It is a multimedia mixture of wild wit, comedic repartee, and seasoned sexuality spiced with fifty years of social observation. Jones takes on time and memory. It's a look at womanhood, motherhood, daughterhood, sisterhood, and grandmotherhood through the eyes of a born again crone on the road to her second life.
What the critics are saying about:
Rhodessa Jones and Hot Flashes
"Jones works the house like the pro she is, cajoling, seducing and demanding attention. She doesn't just talk about heat, she embodies it."
San Francisco Examiner - Robert Hurwitt
"Hot Flashes is an exuberant, stirring ode to female power."
San Diego Union-Tribune - Jennifer Poyen
"She transforms art to create some unforgettable moments of spiritual healing."
The Los Angeles Times - Nancy Churnin
THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATER FESTIVAL
"The schizophrenic elan of a Lily Tomlin..."
Winston-Salem Journal - Gordon Sparber
"...Jones enters characters with a physical bang, crash and boom!"
The Village Voice - Voice Choices
"Rhodessa Jones is fearless, open, compassionate, sensible, and amazingly nonjudgmental."
The Amsterdam News - Tracie Morris
"Rhodessa Jones was riveting."
Backstage - Jeanette Toomer
"Jones again shows that she is an artist of great majesty, power, raw nerve, and beauty."
Reader - Camela Rago
"Jones throws her whole spine, pelvis, and soul into her performances."
Reader - Jack Helbig