"He says that, despite my awesome rack, I just don't do it for him anymore."
Sarah, Your Ovaries Are Drying Up - The Musical
Old flames! Overbearing friends! Sarcastic reproductive organs! Follow Sarah as her clock ticks down to an inevitable uterine abyss.
Well, I now know that "beating your breasts" isn't just a turn of phrase.
One of the actresses literally beat on her breasts (albeit for purposes of physical comedy) to the point where a large part of the audience was wincing in sympathy. Points for committing to your acting choice, though. Ouch.
Robin Gillette later said, "I saw the people in the hockey jerseys out in the lobby and I tried to guess which show they were with. This was not the show I would have guessed the hockey people were in."
But when you have a song with the inexplicable refrain "Pull The Goalie," a chorus of people in hockey jerseys are bound to appear at some point.
Again, like the tap-dancing crackwhores earlier, big points for enthusiasm and going for broke. They certainly weren't shy about belting out their big musical number about...
...I still don't know what the hell it was about. I'm dense. Every time I tried to think what the heck "pull the goalie" meant in this context, I got nothing but unpleasant visuals that had nothing to do with Sarah trying to... get pregnant, I guess?
There was choreography, there was cheerleading, there was a hell of a lot of energy. And they got it all done by the time the 2-1/2 minute warning yellow light came on.
Plus, you know, the phrase "inevitable uterine abyss."
(The underlying implied themes of "a single woman is a tragic thing" and "a woman who doesn't give birth is a tragic thing," even in the service of a comic conceit, kind of bug me. But maybe that's being taken out of context in the preview and in the whole show, it's actually saying something more balanced, or even positive about someone who chooses a solitary life of non-reproduction. Hard to tell.)
I have no idea whether I want to see this show. But they sure are enthusiastic about it.
My favorite part of their website is the "About" section, which simply says, "Crankador productions was created in 2008 by a group of friends to produce a Fringe show. That is all."
And I do like the thought of some guy having the role of "Singing Ovary" on his acting resume going forward. There's a conversation starter for you.
Their website - www.crankador.com
Their show page
And of course, there's a trailer of a song about ovaries...