Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011

My Fringe

Show reviews by Ian Boswell

The Beasts
Fantastic Show by Ian Boswell
Rating: 5 kitties
Funny, thought-provoking, extremely creative and surprisingly subtle in construction, this show was an absolute delight! Ben Egerman delivers an extremely strong solo performance, embodying many characters of distinct personalities and species, using costumes ranging from a suit coat and a sleazy shift in hairstyle to beautiful, elaborate, Egerman-made puppets. The story and setting unfold in a way that involves the audience as characters, so one gradually figures out what's going on through acquiring an identity in Egerman's world. The humor in this show is constant, but so is a feeling that Egerman has really put his heart into this, making for a powerful show that must not be missed.


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