Saturday, August 09, 2003

Fringe - Day 8 - Part 3

Six Steps
Illusion Theater

Dying is easy, comedy is hard.

But Brent Doyle's script, Noah Bremer's direction and the energetic performances of the cast turn what could have been just an overlong sketch on superheroes in therapy into a very funny way to spend an hour at the Fringe.

Superheroes are also hard to do well, both to create and perform, and there was a lot of clever and inventive character work going on in this production that kept it fresh and fast-moving. Even the therapist, which could have been a thankless supporting role among so odd and ecclectic a group of patients, was a wild and unpredictable comic delight.

It's an amusing diversion that doesn't run out of steam. And, even in a Fringe as great and varied as this one, a production like that can be hard to come by.

There are still two performances left, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

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