Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fringe 2018 - 4.5 Star Show Rundown

(Reminder: There are no encore slots this year for the best-selling show in each venue.  So there is no extra final chance to catch a popular show at the end of the Fringe schedule. Once they're gone, they're gone, so catch the good shows and/or shows you're really interested in before they disappear)

The Idaho Action Jackson Playset - Brad Lawrence - Ritz Studio

tweet review - show 6 - The Idaho Jackson Action Playset - childhood traumas and adult-sized fears in Reagan era USA; comedy equals tragedy plus time; another solid, slightly manic, storytelling hour from - 4.5 stars - (CLOSED)

Link to full "Idaho Jackson Action Playset" review

Itchy Tingles - Heidi Arneson - Rarig Xperimental Theater

tweet review - show 2 - Itchy Tingles - quintessential Heidi Arneson; if you've never seen her, this is a perfect intro; if you have, the addition of the guitar player gives it a whole new feel; "old school" Fringiness; great having her back - 4.5 stars - (CLOSED)

Link to full "Itchy Tingles" review

Kaboom - Sheep Theater - Rarig Thrust

tweet review - #mnfringe show 18 - Kaboom - hats off to Sheep Theater for their latest lunatic farcical Fringe hit; allowed me to laugh (a lot) at something involving a president and nuclear war in a way I didn't think possible right now - 4.5 stars - (CLOSED)

Link to full "Kaboom" review

Mrs. Wrights - Quasimondo Physical Theatre - Rarig X

tweet review - #mnfringe show 20 - Mrs. Wrights - 2 biographical dance pieces in 1 day; here, a graceful, athletic dancer channeling 3 wives, 1 mom, 1 mistress and Frank Lloyd Wright himself; visually sharp, factually a bit top-heavy, overall a success - 4.5 stars - (FINAL SHOW (TONIGHT) - Sun 8/12 8:30pm)

Link to full "Mrs. Wrights" review

Here's some handy links to reviews of 5 Star Shows, 4 Star Shows, 3 Star Shows, and my full Top 10, Top 11-20 and Returning Favorites lists.

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