Death is an important topic and it affects everyone, obviously.
Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe are excellent storytellers.
Am I Dead Yet? begins with the two performers entering the stage with exuberance and energy. They are wearing white underwear and vests and dance around the stage to a heavy metal soundtrack. The music then abruptly ends and the performance starts proper. Am I Dead Yet? involves Thorpe and Spooner telling two separate stories that interweave throughout the performance. One of the stories is set in the beige world during "the late seventies or early eighties". Here we are told the story of a man who tragically commits suicide on a rail track. The other story involves a young girl who succumbs to a tragic accident on a frozen lake. There is a back and forth between the stories which creates a seamless narrative. This effect produces a poignant story that looks at the permanence of death and also the miracles of medical science.
Am I Dead Yet? is interspersed with musical vignettes that move the story forward and add to the overall comedic nature of the performance. Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe are excellent storytellers. They tackle the weighty subject of death with the right amount of laughs and poignancy.