Sandra Bernhard’s “Without You I’m Nothing” (To 9/28) is not for sissies, the light of heart and anyone happy with the current state of dumbing down America in a crucial election year. In her brilliant one-woman-does-is-all show, she defies any one category of entertaiment as she belts out cabaret and rock and roll with gusto while delivering lethal commentary on modern culture and the current political situation. Theater J is the first stop of her worldwide 20th anniversary tour of her career launching show of 1988. But the topics are literally ripped from the headlines. Bernhard is irreverent, outrageous…yet we know she speaks the truth that needs to be heard about our current political quicksand. Accompanied by her awesome band, the Rebellious Jezebels, this is serious stuff delivered with sizzling wit by a master and well seasoned performer.
-(Reviewed by Celia Sharpe)