Monday, August 12, 2019

Fringe 2019 - Shows with 2.5 Stars or less


Stand Up Eight - Kingfisher Theatre Company (Heather Fones, Callista Wengel) - Theatre in the Round Players (TRP)

Tweet review - 2019 #MNFringe: Stand Up Eight - it's very clear what this collection of shorts *wants* to be, it just, unfortunately, isn't; a lack of specificity and detail in the writing kneecaps the actors so they can't really create relationships, w/audience or each other - 2.5 stars

First Comes Love - Stephanie M. Hipple - Theatre in the Round Players

Tweet review: 2019 #MNFringe - First Comes Love: oh boy, uh, I was rooting for this one but... despite a very well-intentioned cast, the script and staging on this one are a mess. If you didn't know going in it was about the Pulse Nightclub shooting, the play doesn't tell you - 2.5 stars

Carbon Man-Dating: A Climate Themed Gay Romantic Comedy - Community Power MN - Augsburg Studio

Tweet review - 2019 #MNFringe: Carbon Man-Dating: a Climate-Themed Gay Romantic Comedy: this is a situation where the artist has an important subject (or 2) and needs someone more skilled to deliver the message; but good on him for the attempt - 2.5 stars


Ploys for Ensemble Glitz and Crisis Actors - Toot - Southern Theater

Tweet review: 2019 #MNFringe - Ploys for Ensemble Glitz And Crisis Actors - yikes; sadly the biggest disappointment of my Fringe so far; expected to be engaged and challenged; instead I got a show where the audience wasn't really necessary, so, uh... why be there? misfire - 2 stars

For a quick list of links to my other postings, check out lists of 5 and 4.5 star shows, 4 star shows, 3 and 3.5 star shows, and shows with 2.5 stars or less; also my pre-Fringe Top 10 and Top 11-20 new Fringe artists to check out for Fringe 2019.  There's also Returning Favorites, and Fringe Shows I Just Can't Watch Right Now, but You Probably Should.  If you want to keep me company, during my first Fringe without Mom, I'll be posting my schedule here.  Also, here's some links if you want to hit all the Fringe 2019 blog posts, or see the full Fringe Archive from years past (just keep scrolling down, or hit the different years in the archive listing for the full blog on the right side of the screen and zero in on July and August)

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