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Swimming in the Shallows (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 8, 2013
The 2013 Fringe has provided a final showcase for a half-dozen talented performers to shine in their own light in a production of Adam Bock’s absurdist comedy.  

Confessions of a Cat Lady (with a side of crazy) (Review)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 8, 2013
Confessions of a Cat Lady is a high-speed Fringe experience — a weird, wild, very funny night of theater.  

This Is One Shitty Party (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
This is One Shitty Party isn't. But it isn't great either. The Fringe offering from New York City’s Endless Chili Productions bills itself as an immersive, interactive show about a 30th birthday party where the audience plays the role of guests and friends.  

Telephone: A Prequel to a Love Story (Review - Critic's Pick)

1 Comment · Monday, June 3, 2013
This smart, quick-moving, three-person show pulls in video to advance the plot and underline what's going on and frequently makes sly fun of theatrical conventions.  

Butcher Holler Here We Come (Review)

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
Brooklyn-based Aztec Economy’s production provides an intense, funny, scary, dark experience for a little over an hour regarding the effects of a cave collapse on five coal miners.   

Lolita: A Three Man Show (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
Four Humors’ Lolita achieves three remarkable things: It honors the source material; it let’s us know that the revered plot is downright horrifying; and it is side-splittingly hilarious from start to finish.
  

Mater Facit (Review)

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
Broken into about 10 scenes that are strung together only with that theme, the piece bounces between hokey humor, tuneful songs, Stomp-like dance sequences and good old-fashioned stand-and-deliver monologues.   

Petunia and Chicken (Review - Critic's Pick)

1 Comment · Monday, June 3, 2013
Sick of cynicism? Sarcasm overload? Impatient with imps and people who cut in line? You need a love-laden dose of Petunia and Chicken!  

Loon (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Monday, June 3, 2013
Last year’s charming Wonderheads production of Grim and Fischer was one of the “Pick of the Fringe” winners, and deservedly so. If anything, Loon is even better   

The Elephant in My Closet (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 1, 2013
The 2013 Fringe offering from New York City’s Keeping Watch company chronicles David Lee Nelson’s journey to arrive at the moment he comes out to his father as a Democrat.   

Questions of the Heart: Gay Mormons and the Search For Identity (Review)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 1, 2013
The question of gay sexuality and the Mormon church is not an easy one for Ben Abbott. Even after this massive project, beyond prayer, he sees no clear path.   

Choose Your Own Adventure (Review)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 1, 2013
Although this production has a definite DIY feel, there’s a sense of whimsy and spontaneity that’s earnest and yet effortless for the dancers and, especially, narrator Miranda McGee.  

Ain’t True and Uncle False (Review)

0 Comments · Saturday, June 1, 2013
Comedian, storyteller and musician Paul Strickland from Indianapolis does something clever with this one-man show: He applies the tropes and archetypes of the ancient oral storyteller to mythologize trailer parks.   

The Space Between My Head and My Body (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
O’Keefe’s script is poetic, thoughtful and evocative. The cleverly designed program (resembling the safety information brochure found in the seatback pocket when you travel by air) suggests “somewhere between departure and arrival, you can be anyone.” Or, perhaps, no one.

  

Panorama Ephemera (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
 Panorama Ephemera offers no easy answers, but credit must be given for creating a wholly exclusive experience. If you choose to make this a part of your personal Fringe experience, however, be prepared for a cold, calculating question mark rather than a bold, loud exclamation point.