Minnesota Fringe Festival 2011

My Fringe

I Think... I Remember...

Jane's Way

Created by Jane O.

Kids show (12 and under), Seniors, Solo show, Comedy

For ages 7+

A comedic narrative of a Minneapolis kid in the '50s. Sibling rivalry, slithering around authority and unbridled energy. Your guts will be tied up in knots from laughing so hard! See Jane run. Run, Jane, run!

No cast or crew information has been given for this show.

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Great Show
by Nancy From Champlin Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This show was very entertaining. Great for kids. Kids can learn how to talk to animals. I very much enjoyed the show.
Thanks Jane.

Kids these days...
by Laura Cervin Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
This show had some cute props and some really fun audience participation. My 7 year old was heard giggling quite a few times. I think my kids lack enough opportunities to just *play,* and this gave us a little primer on what that might look like. If you're concerned about racially charged subjects and violence, what a perfect opportunity this creates to open up that dialogue! The messages I take from it are that childs play leads to ingenuity (tying nooses has many uses) and role playing is important in figuring out your place in the world and learning to walk in other's shoes. Thanks, Jane! I feel like goin' fishin'!

Childhood Revisited
by Ellen Slabiak Follow this reviewer
Rating 2 kitties
I too grew up in the 50's and had similar experiences, much like those portrayed by the actor/author. And yes, we did use the term, "cowboys and Indians". It was a different time when racial sensitivity wasn't something discussed at the dinner table or, for that matter, in school.

If you attend this production, I suggest trying to see it through the eyes of the child who lived these experiences.

I was on the receiving end of many a knuckle punch and I love my brothers anyway! Thanks Jane for the walk down memory lane.

I enjoyed the show
by paul decoursey Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
I brought my kids, 7 and 2. The 2 year old was a little chatty and scared at first but my 7 year old loved it. It's funny and certainly spotlights how different the world is now. The other reviews here can attest to that, people have become overprotective and paranoid about everything. It was a breath of fresh air, I hope she continues to refine the show.

I Think... I Remember...
by Doug Olson Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This show is exactly what it was advertised to be. And it is exactly what the Fringe Festival is all about giving nonprofessionals a chance to write produce and star in their own productions. Although the show is kid friendly, it would mostly appeal to baby boomers who grew up when times were much simpler and kids got to do what co..mes naturally. It reminded me of my childhood

I Don't Understand
by Jeanne Burns Follow this reviewer
Rating 0 kitties
I like kids programs. Usually. This one, I didn't understand. Why show children how to play "Cowboys and Indians" and to tie nooses? Or how to tie someone up so that they can't untie themselves? Or how to hit someone with a knuckle punch that hurts badly but doesn't bruise? And then go on to encourage audience members to hit each other with the knuckle punch?

I left confused and disturbed by this show rated for ages 7+.

No reviews should've been a clue
by Liz Oppenheimer Follow this reviewer
Rating 0 kitties
A caution to parents: kids and other audience members are told--as if it were a neutral thing to do--how to play Cowboys & Indians, shown how to tie a noose, and taught how to tie people up and hit people with a knuckle so it hurts but doesn't bruise.

In those few minutes, there's an overall lack of racial sensitivity, which in turn misses the opportunity for the actor/author to talk about how society has changed since the 1950s about race.

The 15 minutes of the show that I saw before walking out have left me wondering, "Was this piece workshopped with other experienced stage artists, storytellers, directors, etc.?"

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U of M Rarig Center Xperimental venue information
330 21st Ave. S, Lower Level

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