Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Fringe 2022 - 4 and 3.5 Star Shows - Highly Recommended

Running list of 4 and 3.5 star Fringe shows for 2022 (in alphabetical order), with links to more content, all highly recommended:

Highly Recommended

4 Star Shows 

Bellerophon's Shadow: Voyage of the Pegasus - Phantom Chorus Theatre

Tweet review: #mnfringe Bellerophon's Shadow: Voyage of the Pegasus - inventive, amusing use of puppetry, human bodies, Greek mythology, black light fx to tell a sci-fi tale of alien worlds; central character could be more compelling, but fun 1st chapter - 4 stars

Can I Interest You In Me? - Kelly McGuigan

Tweet review: #mnfringe Can I Interest You In Me? Bartender with drinking problem Kelly McGuigan presents series of short scenes addressing this, and the confusing world of recovery options and others’ responses - 4 stars

I Love My Body and It's Trying To Kill Me - Katie Knutson (Rippling Stories)

Tweet review: #mnfringe I Love My Body And It's Trying To Kill Me: timely, very personal tales of what it feels like to not be in control of your body, and fears about the government stumbling into the middle of all that, making it worse - 4 stars

Stages: A Horror Play - Maximum Verbosity

Tweet review: #mnfringe Stages: A Horror Play - the prose of @maxverbosity’s phillip andrew bennett low can be hard to adapt to the stage but this group takes a really hard swing at it in this horror/comedy; repeated death of a woman just as disturbing as it should always be - 4 stars 



(You can click on the following links to see a set of links to reviews of all the 5 and 4.5 star shows (VERY highly recommended), 4 and 3.5 star shows (highly recommended) as well as other shows, plus 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: The primary may be over, but the midterm elections are coming up soon. Early voting for the election starts Friday, September 23 (so, not much more than a month after Fringe is over). You can 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 - like handy links to all the candidates who have websites so you can learn more.  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 when 2022 began. There are things we can do, voting in the general election is one of them - if you're looking to volunteer, here's a place to learn more.)




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