Thursday, July 21, 2022

Fringe 2022 - Returning Favorites - Snikt! Bamf! Thwip!

Michael Bay’s Bridgerton VII: Revenge of the Forlorn - Snikt! Bamf! Thwip!

(There is no synopsis.  The title is the concept.  In the fine tradition of many a Fringe show, they only finished writing the script last weekend)

Creator Tim Wick thrives on these kind of cultural mash-ups.  Snikt! Bamf! Thwip! landed in my pre-Fringe Top 20 in 2012 for a show entitled The Complete Works of William Shatner (abridged) - so this is what they do.  Channeling the period soap opera of Bridgerton through the lens of director Michael Bay’s action orgies is an amusing idea.  I don’t know how you stage it, but if anyone can, it’s these folks.  They offered a preview in this clash of styles to make their case:



(You can click on the following links to see a set of links to the full Top 10 list, the Top 11-20 list, a list of returning favorites, and the full coverage of the 2022 Fringe on this blog.) 

(Side note: Also during Fringe season, Minnesota has a primary election coming up on August 9th.  Early voting options are currently available.  You can also check out what's on your ballot ahead of time on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, as well as other voting services and information.  In Minneapolis, not only do we have the Governor and Lt. Governor on the ballot, but there's our U.S. Congressional Rep., our MN State Senator, the MN Secretary of State and MN Attorney General, as well as our County Sheriff and County Attorney, and two members of the Minneapolis School Board.  These are the people who decide what laws we live under and how they get enforced.  These are the people who decide whether or not we have voting rights.  These are the people who decide how our kids learn.  This is how we change things.  Personally, I'm alternately furious and despairing that my goddaughter and her little sister now have fewer rights over their own bodies than they did a month ago - there are things we can do, voting in the primary (and the general election) is one of them - here's a place you can go to do more.)




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