Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011

My Fringe

Show reviews by Jesse Jacob

Brain Fighters
Genius by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 5 kitties
Joking Envelope is hilarious, as usual. I saw this show with two other adults and we laughed our butts off, but now I can't wait to take my friends with kids to see it this week!

Tempests
AWESOME! by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 5 kitties
Loved this show SO much! Integrates Aliens & Tempest with subtlety and creativity...brilliant writing, super creative set pieces and movement and fantastic costumes. Loved Ariel!!

Hamluke
Very silly and fun by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 5 kitties
Awesome energy and just about perfect Fringe content. So much ground to cover, but they do a great job and keep you laughing.

Primordial dreams
Loved it by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 5 kitties
Very beautiful movement and great music. Excellent performance, ladies!

The Folly of Crowds: a heterosexual buttsex play
So many great performances by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 5 kitties
Molly, Billy, and Gretchen were amazing--you guys rock! I assumed there would be a lot of cheap laughs about anal, but this is actually a heartfelt love story that happens to involve butt sex. Definitely worth seeing!

Green Eyes
Don't miss this one by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 5 kitties
Matt and Jaimi's performances are fantastic. Yes it's short, but it's amazing. Jaimi, wow, can't wait to see what you do next!

Entwined
Way to put it out there, Amy! by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 4 kitties
Bean's songs were genius, esp. that last one. Amy's story was very sad and touching at its core, but the way she tells it is heartwarming and hilarious. I loved this show and I'm going to see it again!

SCOTUS! (Supreme Court of the United States!)
Meh by Jesse Jacob
Rating: 2 kitties
There were a couple of good laughs, but the production was a just too overwrought in the end. Jeannie's performance was great, and Danielle was good as well. National Elitist Radio? Having them read the too-clever-by-half catch phrase over and over reduced it from ha-ha irony to "ugh".


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