Are you ready to go on a trip?
The Face Zone (Martin Graff) is a live spoken-word act and book series of poetic-prose vignettes with matching illustrations about every topic from the stigma of liking scrapple to the meaning of life. The stage show adds original compositions from Graff’s album Trips for Piano to heighten the experience. His affecting commentary, original humor, whimsical artwork, and absorbing piano offer a uniquely engaging respite that cuts through the noise of our information-age lives with concise, essential truths certain to entertain as they set mind in motion…
“The Face Zone is an earnest, humorous look at one man’s travels to a wider world…” [show more]
The Face Zone is an earnest, humorous look at one man’s travels to a wider world. Graff underscores the importance of looking within to find out why we react as we do in different settings, and then urges the audience to make the jump to giving that grace to all we meet.
—Maryland Theatre Guide
“Four stars! Upbeat and whimsical, The Face Zone meanders between philosophical musings and autobiographical tales in a combination of drawings and poetry…” [show more]
Four stars! Upbeat and whimsical, The Face Zone meanders between philosophical musings and autobiographical tales in a combination of drawings and poetry. Graff’s one-man show is like going to a jam-packed party where you brush up against a lot of eclectic folks. Even with the sometimes heady subject matter, Graff’s peppering of humorous observations and quirky bits keeps things fizzing. His world seems crammed with a kaleidoscopic swirl of thoughts, feelings, and experiences that are interesting to get a peek into, even if a peek is all you get.
—DC Theatre Scene