Some call it a scam. Some, "nothing short of a cult". But social media Visibility Queen and Abundance Mindset Guru Casha Bling can show YOU how to be as rich and #blessed as you desire and deserve. It's not a (service-based, please!) pyramid scheme, hun! It's a TOTALLY LEGIT *ehem* spoof masterclass on how to make those $10k or $20k months and become a #BizBabe (or #BizBro, guys are welcome!)
After a successful run of her comedy about procrastination, Cristina Lark is back, now as satirical character Casha Bling (Think Titania McGrath of the coaching industry), in this parody of the modern get-rich-quick "programs" that flood the US$1bi online coaching industry. Funny but dark, this show is Poe's Law at its finest, as it gets scarily close to the real thing, taking the audience in a journey of getting on board, and then questioning how easy it is to be gullible.
"You can have it all", they say. All it takes is positivity, and buying their 4-figure "programs", designed to "teach" women "mindset skills", and give them "permission" to be rich as well. But what kind of women?
Using parody and verbatim references from "self-help" law-of-attraction books (The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne. Get Rich Lucky Bitch, by Denise Duffield-Thomas), and real sales copy from self-proclaimed #MindsetQueens, the show casts light at unchecked privilege, white feminism, exotization of non-white cultures, and mainly the psychological manipulation of people (of all genders)'s hopes and dreams (MLM business opportunity, anyone?)
From "manifesting abundance" to joining pyramid schemes to rags-to-riches sob stories that always end up in sales funnels that promise you "$20k months", no stone is left unturned, and the true "Secret" to getting rich is revealed in this hour-long funny and provocative new-writing show.
You have goals, you have plans, you have a brilliant future ahead. But you also have Candy Crush, Facebook, and 1,035 unread emails that you decided now is a good time to sort. Welcome to Cristina’s brain, an entity of its own, with its own will, who’s convinced that the concept of time is an illusion and that it’s suddenly a great moment to read about it online.
“Will resonate on a level you would never believe. Lark is absolutely stone-cold hilarious. She is a clever comedian at the top of her game. If nods of affirmation were applause, Lark would receive a standing ovation after every statement!” - The Fourth Wall, Perth, 2019
“Hilarious narrative. Relatable, boisterous and quick-witted. Brilliantly delivered.” - Weekend Notes, Adelaide, 2019
“Spot-on observations. Very sharp and honest. Held a mirror up to the audience. A funny and sharp look into the world of procrastination.” - Upside News, Adelaide, 2019
With a unique blend of solo theatre, character comedy and storytelling, this is a sow unlike any other. "The audience has no choice but to bow down before it's new Jedi Master. Lark's a ball of fire. Guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself" - The Advertiser, Adelaide, 2018
"It's hard not to love Cristina Lark. She's a talented comedienne. A delightful speaker and a great actress" - EdFringeReview, Edinburgh, 2018
"Cristina Lark is a firecracker with a mind that moves as fast as lightning" - Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, 2018
"Cristina Lark is more than a comedy firecracker onstage: try a full blown fireworks display. Talented and very funny. A hilarious hour that was over all too quickly". Chuck Moore Reviews, Adelaide, 2018