Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fringe 2018 - Day 10 - Sat 8/11 - Tweet Overview

1pm - Home - Michael Venske - Strike Theater

tweet review - show 41 - Home - one-person show which was strangely unspecific about his time both in MN and in China; could've used more detail like that section of the old dining room wallpaper where the audience could feel the velvet - 3 stars

2:30pm - Now We See It - Michael Rogers - Ritz Mainstage

tweet review - show 42 - Now We See It - took a while to finally see this one but it was worth the wait; the actual horror of childhood trauma gets channeled thru a demon pursuing a man into his own past to help his teenage self try to avoid the worst; great stuff - 5 stars

4pm - (a) Normal Theatre Play - Goof Goof - Strike Theater

tweet review - show 43 - (a) Normal Theatre Play - show's closed so it can now be revealed, this stage adaptation was not of Cars 3, but of A Christmas Carol (the horror!); Bob Dylan as Fezziwig, however, was inspired comic lunacy - 4 stars

5:30pm - My 4 Bodies - Nightfox Stage Productions - Ritz Studio

tweet review - show 44 - My 4 Bodies - a writer/performer living with multiple sclerosis recounts her struggles to make peace with her body and herself - 4 stars

7pm - Cyrano On The Moon - Red Dice Collective - Ritz Studio

tweet review - show 45 - Cyrano On The Moon - What a delightful way to bring Cyrano, Roxanne, and Christian back together again and give them all a strange but happy ending; don't know Cyrano de Bergerac? no worries, there's a dumb show recap at the top - 5 stars

8:30pm - The Things They Carried - Beardog Productions - Ritz Studio

tweet review - show 46 - The Things They Carried - Jim Stowell is a masterful storyteller, and this Fringe-sized excerpt from Tim O'Brien's classic Vietnam War story is a perfect fit for Stowell's powerful performing gifts - 5 stars

10pm - Attention Seeker - That's Enough Drama - Southern Theater

tweet review - show 47 - Attention Seeker - was a fantastic way to end a long day of Fringing; enormously entertaining, high energy, as funny as he is awkward (which is to say, very); a jolt of comedy to recharge your theatergoing batteries - 5 stars

Here's some handy links to reviews of 5 Star Shows, 4.5 Star Shows, 4 Star Shows, 3 Star Shows, and my full Top 10, Top 11-20 and Returning Favorites lists.

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