Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011

My Fringe

Show reviews by Jillian Michaelree

Sousepaw: A Baseball Story
Perfect. by Jillian Michaelree
Rating: 5 kitties
Just goes to show, you don't need 2.5 hours to tell a moving story. Everything about this production was top notch. I love when historical characters are given the ability to be 3-D instead of reading like a wikipedia page. One element not praised yet: the costume design was amazing... telling of the era without being over the top. I want to be the lizard princess for my next theme party.

Deadline: A Choose Your Own Adventure Story
High Fives All Around by Jillian Michaelree
Rating: 5 kitties
I saw this on the glam rock night and loved it. If you're in your late 20's/ early 30's these fellas are talking straight to your childhood and you'll plus one yourself for getting all of the jokes. I actually slapped my knees several times and high-fived my husband during it (what what R.L. Stine reference!). If it were a once a month event, I'd come dressed as the characters and throw toast. Good fun.

Angelina Jolie is a Zionist Whore! or, Plan 9 from Baghdad
very enjoyable by Jillian Michaelree
Rating: 4 kitties
Super pop culture fun. I was really worried in the first 5 minutes, but the odd casting and almost Russian-sounding, slippery accents actually added to the hilarity. Solid story-telling, awesome characters, good acting. I think the title is off-putting a bit, because the play is not as crassly South Parkian as the title sounds. I think just the Plan 9 from Baghdad sums it up... the Angelina bit was just a funny line.

SCOTUS! (Supreme Court of the United States!)
my ruling by Jillian Michaelree
Rating: 3 kitties
Cutesy and funny-ish. Might make a better tv series with a little more development and finely tuned snark (and I really hate using that word).

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