Friday, August 10, 2018

Fringe 2018 - Day 8 - Thurs 8/9 - Tweet Overview

5:30pm - Youngblood in the Desert/Gateway Drug - OverLaugh Productions - Rarig Arena

tweet review - show 33 - Youngblood In The Desert / The Gateway Drug - 2 actors, 2 one-act plays about 2 guys lost in the world who find each other (in a non-homoerotic sort of way) - once in the Crusades, once in small town America, both well-written and well-acted - 5 stars

7pm - Gay Hot American Summer - GIRL Theatre - Rarig Arena

tweet review - show 34 - Gay Hot American Summer - I wanted to like this one more than I ultimately did; it was certainly gay, well done, and awfully cute, but it kind of refused to end after it ran out of reasons to keep going - 4 stars

8:30pm - Self-Titled Debut Album - Philip Simondet - Mixed Blood

tweet review - show 35 - Self-Titled Debut Album - such a deceptively simple gimmick: each song gives us character, plot, spotlights a different part of the band; the songs are so damn clever (and meta, but not annoying - bonus); delivers on its promise in a big way - 5 stars

10pm - Part Of Me - Imagined Theatre - Southern

tweet review - show 36 - A Part Of Me - super solid musical in a Fringe-sized package; integrates then elevates music; book, lyrics and music really work together; impressive cast, strong voices; also about something (organ donation) w/out hitting you over the head - 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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