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"Epic, compelling, bizarre"
         Los Angeles Times

"Imagine Bollywood meets Waiting for Guffman. Crisp, poignantly funny...part-travelogue, part-standup routine worthy of booking passage."
         Backstage West

"...a feat of artistic brilliance, Schlitt's crusty personality, introspection and bitter humor recall Dostoyevsky's narrator in Notes From the Underground"
         Los Angeles Weekly

"...meticulous attention to his own ego pays comic dividends. ....the remarkably self-absorbed Mr. Schlitt tells this often embarrassing story with such gusto that it's hard to dislike him."
         New York Times Review

"In 1987 Spaulding Gray gave us Swimming to Cambodia. In 2005, Michael Schlitt gives us his own version of an ill-fated trip. Schlitt is an engaging performer and a marvelously captivating storyteller, providing a play about failure that is a total success."
         Review Plays.com

"Michael Schlitt walked into quicksand, and he lived to tell the tale; razor sharp, fast and furious, Schlitt is a hit. "
         Edge New York Review

"Hilarious, effervescent....follows both the tradition of introspective monologist Spalding Gray, and the theatrical bon vivance of James Kirkwood's Diary of a Mad Playwright. Schlitt had a once-in-a lifetime experience, and he shares it with grace and humility."

"Chatty, fast-paced, insightful and terrifying! You have to admire his tenaciousness. This isn't just a record of personal disaster and disappointment. It's the most humiliating artistic experience imaginable. Schlitt has turned it into a play!"
         Backstage Review

"Absolutely hilarious. We loved it. I guarantee you'll love it, too..."
         Joan Rivers Blog

"Wryly comic"
         The Oregonian

"a really good barroom yarn...too strange to be fiction."
         Willamette Week


Mike's Incredible Indian Adventure Trailer from Portland Center Stage on Vimeo.