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Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

By Julia Bueneman 65 minutes | Drama, Solo | PG Following a multitude of very different, very real characters, Jayson Mcdonald has created an absolute masterpiece. Flicking through half a dozen personas — both loveable and beautifully hatable — Mcdonald portrays each with a convincing newness, leaving all the various characters completely unique and individual […]

Fringe Review: Searching For Party

By Sandy Gibson 60 min | Comedy, Drama | PG The first question that will pop into one’s head when considering whether to see Searching for Party is: “Do I need to be a gamer to enjoy it?” I’m happy to report that as far as I’m concerned, the answer is no. Gamers may be […]

Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG I’ve got to be honest, I was excited for this show. But when I got there, my excitement totally paid off. Hah! Classic misdirect! Rideshares and Rope Swings is an absolutely astonishing comedy about life and death featuring the terrific pairing of Zoe Towne and Matt Hertendy. Matt […]

Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Magic Unicorn Island sold out again and anyone who sees it can understand why. The horrors of war are so viscerally presented, so nuanced is the exploration of the theme and it is so artfully developed that the ending of this comedy had me in tears. That’s because Magic […]

Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

By Julia Bueneman 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG Heartwarming, heart-wrenching, adorable and charming: Genevieve (Zoe Towne) and Reid (Matt Hertendy) have incredible onstage chemistry. Rapid-fire dialogue, hilarious one-liners, brilliant writing, and wonderfully elaborate characters: this is a show that has everything (and a little bit of unexpected more). Two strangers embark on a […]

Fringe Review: GARY

60 minutes |Comedy, Drama | Mature GARY defies description for a number of reasons. To give away too much of the plot would diminish the experience, for one thing. Explaining every detail of what happens would take nearly as long as the show itself — there’s a lot going on in just an hour, on […]

Fringe Review: Victory for the Recycled Virgin

60 minutes | Solo, Drama | Mature If you like oddballs, you will love Victory for the Recycled Virgin. I don’t mean that pejoratively, Houston Robertson is a charming storyteller who has had a very unusual life to tell us about. This is not so much a show as a woman’s life on display. The […]

Fringe Review: The Red Shoes

40 minutes | Circus, Comedy, Drama | PG A performer comes out 10 minutes before the show opens to stretch. Anticipation builds as audience members try and find the perfect seat. Hopping from seat to seat like eager children, I empathize with them the lead-up to this show is exhilarating. As a green-clad woman, later revealed to […]

Fringe Review: Everybody Dies in December

This touring Fringe show was seen and reviewed at the London Fringe Festival, May 31 to June 11, 2016 From the woman who brought us Roller Derby Saved My Soul comes another great show in Everybody Dies in December. I was lucky to see Nancy Kenny’s very first performance of her new one woman show […]

Fringe Review: C-

By Vanessa Turpin  50 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG We’ve all been there. Many of us are still there. Trying to answer the trite question “what is life after college?” Eric Jaffe (playwright and performer) explores the value of a college education and the struggle to choose a meaningful career post-grad in C-, […]

Fringe Review: The Red Shoes

By Alex Katayama 60m | Circus, Comedy, Drama | PG Before we begin, The Red Shoes is not based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story of child mutilation and nightmare fuel (also known in European Standard English as a “fairy tale”). Instead, Moon Ballad Circus‘s The Red Shoes is an interpretation of a Baba Yaga story which coincidentally can also be considered nightmare fuel […]

Fringe Review: Norman Bisbee Goes to War

By Travis Facette 52 min | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Creator and performer Kevin Reid takes on several roles in this solo show, which tells the story of an elderly veteran and his lost locket. It’s clear that Reid is a competent actor, and his portrayal of Norman’s best friend Papini, a self-aware Italian […]

Fringe Review: Something more Glamorous: Shell shocked, burned out, …And now the weather

48 min | Comedy, Drama, Cabaret | Mature In this third instalment of the Something more Glamorous trilogy, cabaret producer, choreographer and actor Simon L. Lalande attempts to entice his Fringe fans of previous productions subtitled The Peacock Cabaret and Rockstars, Posters, Everybody Dies. Lalande has recruited talented Danielle Le Saux-Farmer who has 12 theatre, film and TV productions under […]

Fringe Review: Art class in session. Nude model. Please knock.

By Lars van Tol 40 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Inter-Arts | Mature If the attendance is any indicator, the promise of nudity can still fill seats like nothing else. Art Class was the most unique performance I witnessed at Fringe 2016, breaking the fourth wall and inviting (and tutoring) an artistic response from the audience, which […]

Fringe Review: The Heavy Weight

By Lars van Tol 40 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG A charming and fast-paced tale of betrayal set in exotic Germany that will likely win you over before you have a chance to frown. It’s a promising new show by a brand spanking new theatre company. You might be disappointed if you expected Lazlo […]