City Paper’s review of An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein

“Another highlight hits a little closer to home. In “The Life Boat is Sinking,” a high-strung wife and mother presents her husband with an unsolvable scenario: their bed is not a bed, but a sinking dinghy whose four passengers will certainly die unless one of them is thrown overboard. Oh, and the passengers? That would be Mom, Dad, baby, and mother-in-law. Pop-quiz, hotshot – who do you sacrifice? The answer’s obvious from the start, but the tortured path to getting there provides a rare moment for physical comedy in this otherwise very talky show. Samantha Merrick’s bed-bound calisthenics and insistent interrogation propel this scene, which is nothing if not an advertisement for perpetual singledom.”