Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011

My Fringe

Show reviews by Angie Courchaine

Ducklings, Rocks, and Squad Cars
Beautiful and poignant by Angie Courchaine
Rating: 5 kitties
Ochs' masterful storytelling brought me everything from belly laughter to getting choked up, often within seconds of each other, making it feel like I was truly living the roller coaster his life must be. His strong physical acting skills heighten the emotions of this performance even further, adeptly capturing the pain and joy of both a child and a young adult. What could have come off as a therapy session was instead punctuated by humor, and seemed to lead to healing for both the actor and the audience. This performance puts everything on the line, but with the clarity and skill to make the risk well worth it.

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