Monday, July 18, 2022

Fringe 2022 - Returning Favorites - Tim Mooney

Lot o’ Shakespeare - Tim Mooney

Tim Mooney revives his hit play from the 2010 MN Fringe: one monologue from EVERY Shakespeare play, Bingo Style, with PRIZES! “His delivery sparkles” (Star Tribune) “Sit back and be dazzled.” (tcdailyplanet)

I somehow missed this one back in 2010 (or my memory is so foggy it’s gotten mixed up with other Shakespeare-themed Fringe shows of the past - not just Tim’s, there are MANY others, it’s why one of the search options on the Fringe site allows you to filter for “Shakespearian elements”).  He's got a fun video on his show page to give you a sampler.  Random Shakespeare monologue bingo sounds like a nice change of pace as part of the schedule some day.  And last year’s virtual one-man show, Breakneck Comedy of Errors, was so enjoyable that I’m totally down for some live Shakespeare from Mooney again this year.  As I said last year, all of this is “harder than he makes it look,” so go watch Tim toss some Shakespeare around for an hour and make it look easy.  Like a lot of us, he’s been plugging along on virtual platforms for a couple of years now, waiting for the real thing to return, so I’m sure he’ll be having even more fun than usual up on that stage again.  And his enthusiasm gets transmitted to the audience, so we’re all getting a kick out of it.


(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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