If You Held A Gun To My Head...
...or if I could only see 10 Fringe shows, what would they be and why?
Here's the full rundown on all this year's intriguing acts I'm most excited about...
#10 - Dead Wait - Emigrant Theater
#9 - Magic Exists - Derek Hughes, aka Insomnia Inc.
#8 - My Version of Normal - Fringe Spoken Word Productions
#7 - 10-Speed Revolution - Walking Shadow Theater Company
#6 - (part deux) Adventures In Mating - Joseph Scrimshaw
#6 - The Scrimshaw Show - The Scrimshaw Brothers
#5 - Why We Have A Body - Tenth Muse Productions
#4 - Desolation In America - Players of Notorious Temerity
#3 - Three Ring Circus: Israel, The Palestinians and My Jewish Identity - Moving Target Theatre Company
#2 - Chicks In Space - Theatre Unbound
#1 - Please Don't Blow Up Mr. Boban - Live Action Set
plus a little extra early write-up on Boban here - Bring Your Own Venue - Live Action Set hits The Soap Factory
Plus some rundowns on returning artists who were on pre-Fringe Top 10 lists of the past
pre-Fringe Top 10 2004 Returnees - Rhino Productions, Ballet of the Dolls, Kevin Kling & Rik Reppe...
and an extra note about Rik Reppe's new solo work Glorious Noise
pre-Fringe Top 10 2004 Returnees - Ammala Dance and Music, Aspect I Studios, Theater Latte Da, Tim Uren, Jen Scott & Claire Simonson...
And some afterthoughts about how those shows I was intrigued in beforehand turned out, and some surprises that slipped in under my radar as very pleasant surprises and new favorites...
Post-Mortem on pre-Fringe Top 10
Post-Morten on pre-Fringe Top 11-20
Many Happy Returns - 2004 Edition - Boob Tube, Michigan Disasters, Jaws! The Musical
If I'd Only Known - Part 1 - three very different (and differently received) shows that should have been in my pre-Fringe Top 10 - I'm Sorry and I'm Sorry, Bourbon and Butter, Camelot Is Crumbling
If I'd Only Known - Part 2 - Five shows that should have been in my pre-Fringe Top 20 - Speechless, Sea Peach, Never Surrender's Greatest Adventures, I Voted For Gummi Bears, No Name Jugglers Live
Gifts From My Friends - Here are three shows by friends of mine that turned out to be pleasant surprises I should have been excited about all along - At Least One Show, The Candy Ass Club, Cliff Notes For Dummies