Sunday, August 05, 2018

Fringe 2018 - Day 3 - Saturday 8/4 - Tweet Overview

1pm - A Justice League of Their Own - Mainly Me Productions - TRP

tweet review - show 8 - A Justice League of Their Own - Mom said “It’s almost like you have to see it more than once just to catch it all. You want to laugh but there’s so much in that show you’re afraid you’ll miss the next really funny thing” - 5 stars

tweeting is a lot more efficient if your phone's battery doesn't keep crapping out on you

2:30pm - Gunplay - Tom Reed - Mixed Blood Theater

tweet review - show 9 - Gunplay - A sharp satirical musical with an ensemble full of great performers and a lot of laughs. If only the real gun lobbyists were as easy to defeat as the ones in this play - 5 stars

4pm - Summers In Prague - Sidecar Theatre - Rarig Arena

tweet review - show 10 - Summers In Prague - Mom said "Wow. This is the best thing we've seen." A lovely, well-crafted new play about an unconventional romance given life by a great production team and two fantastic performances - 5 stars

6pm - Fruit Flies Like A Banana - The Fourth Wall - Celtic Junction

tweet review - show 11 - Fruit Flies Like A Banana - adapt to the Family Fringe like the pros they are, even when kids rush the stage; a shame the amazing things they do won't be fully appreciated till the kids are older and realize how hard it is - 5 stars

8:30pm - The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society vs. The Nazis - Rarig Thrust

tweet review - show 12 - The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society vs. The Nazis - 2 classic radio programs with Nazi villains being vanquished, lovingly recreated down to the performance style and sound FX; couldn't ask for a more fun time more perfectly executed - 5 stars

10pm - Vertograph - Marvel Ann Theatre - Rarig Thrust

tweet review - show 13 - Vertograph - campy satire of mid-20th century suburban obsessions, pulled into another dimension and back again; rules were a little fuzzy, sometimes didn't know if I was supposed to be laughing WITH the gay characters or AT them - 4 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.

No comments: