American Girlfriend: Laura Levites

A typical all-American girl with a wholly British attitude, fiery redhead Laura Levites is in a constantly ever changing love/hate relationship with both countries. Explaining this through a story which is just as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, Levites comes across as confident and lively, even during the low points of her story. But, despite the sadder moments, it’s not at all self indulgent, this girl isn’t looking for sympathy, just laughs, which she receives in abundance.After falling in love with a Brit during a previous trip to the Fringe, Levites tells of how she decided to stay with her new love and subsequently fell in love with Britain after falling out with her own America. She makes some very cleverly observed comparisons between the two countries throughout her storytelling but only those which are directly relevant to her and that have affected her for better or for worse.

As she takes the audience on a journey through her personal relationship with our country, she touches upon long distance relationships, pros and cons and being a white woman in America, having ADD and living with a boyfriend who has OCD and the feeling of being in ‘Love, Actually’ when in London at Christmastime, not to mention leaving her house in the hands of a lesbian called Vicki whose girlfriend has recently committed suicide.

Levites is both lovable and crazy and her delivery and character is just as entertaining as her storytelling. She may think that being a redheaded, Jewish and American woman makes her the ultimate target for hatred and racism but anyone would find it hard to hate her after this great show.

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The Blurb

Being American is problematic. Is the pursuit of happiness really possible? Can Laura navigate the cultural differences in a transcontinental relationship? ‘Her infectious enthusiasm will make you glad she found her way to Edinburgh’ **** (ThreeWeeks).

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