Friday, July 27, 2018

13 - Abeyance - Tyler West - Strike Theater

Tyler waits in the lobby for an important job interview and everything goes wrong! He traps himself in a vending machine, falls asleep, farts bubbles and more! The show is entirely mimed with live sound effects.

I know, I know.  Mime.  And audience participation.  The horror!

But it’s not completely silent mime performance, the man’s doing his own sound effects (he calls it microphoned mime).

And check out the performance clips in the video he put together for the Indiegogo campaign to help fund his Fringe tour this year - the audience participation looks un-intimidating, even for Minnesotans.  (He’ll even tell you what Abeyance means, so you don’t even have to look it up.)

He’s another visiting artist, who debuted this show last year in Tucson.  This year he’s headed here as well as the San Diego Fringe.  We’re only his third Fringe.

In addition to the mishaps with vending machines and the farting of bubbles, there are also dreams of being a knight, or going on a date with a mermaid.

All that, plus the show image, makes me feel like it might be a lot of fun.  So, on the list it goes.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Fun fact: Minnesota is only Tyler's third fringe, but at his second, San Diego, Tyler won one of the two cultural exchanges that SD Fringe has with other festivals. As as result, he has been offered a slot at Sydney Fringe.
(Full disclosure: I am the logistics coordinator for San Diego and I'm a house manager at MinnFringe.)