Saturday, August 05, 2017

Fringe 2017 - 4 Star Shows

Here's a running list (and links to reviews as I post them) of the 4 star shows I've seen in the Minnesota Fringe Festival this year:

Carly Reynolds and the STEAM Team - link to full review (including an update on the issue of race in casting)
tweet review - Women and science made our first #mnfringe show Carly and the STEAM Team, an engaging informative kickoff to the festival - 4 stars

Flyer Guy - link to full review
tweet review - Our 4th #mnfringe show Flyer Guy served up tales of tourists and those that colorfully clutter their path in Times Square - 4 stars

His Name Doesn't Matter
tweet review - #mnfringe show 45 - His Name Doesn't Matter - alternating scenes/monologues about what it's like to be a woman/gay in man's world - 4 stars

A Pocketful of Jewels: Dance Gems from North Africa and the Near East
tweet review - #mnfringe show 18 - Pocketful of Jewels: colorful informative dance travelogue of North Africa - 4 stars

tweet review - #mnfringe show 32 - Skins - deconstructing a darker Cinderella with dolls, puppets; maybe a prince isn't necessary - 4 stars

tweet review - #MnFringe show 14 - Stranger - earnest, intelligent exploration of intersections of faith and color; felt like almost a story - 4 stars

Swords and Sorcery: The Improvised Fantasy Campaign
tweet review - #mnfringe show 54 - Swords and Sorcery: Bearded Men fantasy improv's concluding chapter to the roll of 20-sided die; geeky fun - 4 stars

And here's some handy links to the full list of pre-Fringe top 10, and 11-20, the rest of the returning favorites, and all the random shout outs in these Top 10/Top 20 posts - links all gathered in a single list to take you to fuller posts and Fringe pages.  Enjoy!

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