Sunday, August 10, 2003

Closing the Fringe with Mom - Part 3

Intermedia Arts

Mom says, "All I'm thinking right now is: MST3K"

(Mystery Science Theater 3000, for the uninitiated" - and that's a high compliment, not a criticism.)

If you couldn't get into this sold-out show, don't despair. It's coming back.

See the bottom of this post for details.

The Ministry of Cultural Warfare has done it again. Not that I'm surprised.

Taking the text of 1950's American "propoganda" films - covering everything from personal habits and dating to how to survive a nuclear attack - and performing them onstage was an inspired bit of mischief. Like everything the Ministry does, it was both smart and funny. And the audience was feeling bad for these cardboard cutouts of human beings in spite of themselves, laughing with them, rather than at them.

As with many good Fringe shows I've seen, there was even a puppet show included. Atomic bombs have never been so entertaining before, and I'm sure they never will be again.

And if no one's dropped one on us in the meantime, the extension of the run will be

September 9-12, 2003

to Intermedia Arts

And check out the rest of Ministry of Cultural Warfare's season on their website at

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