Years attending Fringe: 2-4 years
45-54 years old
Lives in... Suburbs
Favorite genre: Comedy
Jim Louis' reviews
The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox
On my Recommend List
Sometimes there is confusion at the start that makes no sense, however, this was a refreshing change to that. This show has a range of emotion that I rarely see. It was well conceived in using the stage layout. Definitely, go see it!
I laughed so much!
There is a member of the cast who is involved with a nonprofit I manage.
I laughed so much at this show. I never know what to expect from Blackout Improv, other than laughter. A must see!
Death in Yosemite: A comedic adaptation of the Non-Fiction Book
Laughter & Informative at the same time!
There are multiple of members of this cast and crew in a nonprofit I manage.
Very rarely do I go to a show that informs me and makes me laugh all at the same time. I have never been to this national park but I feel now have! The interaction with the audience helped add to the comedy. If you get a chance go see this!
I wasn't planning on seeing this show, but I am very glad I did. It opened my eyes to different aspects of cultures I normally do not see. Thank you and I recommend people to go see this show if they have a chance.
Themselves They Made Immaculate: Clara Barton at Andersonville
I had heard of the POW camp before, but never about Clara Barton's role in helping so many families find peace. I learned so much from this show.
Anarchy! (a handbook)
I liked it!
This show had a great balance to comedy and delving into difficult societal issues. The actors did a great job of showing that. Also great use of multimedia.
Broad Sex in the Twin Cities
FUNKiN' Good Time
If you love Dance, go see this show!
I added this show because of other reviews and they were right. This is a fun show from start to finish. I wish I had that level of energy. Keep up the great work! And you potential audience member reading this, go see this show!
Go see it!
It was an amazing visual journey and if you ever played old time video games you will enjoy some of the plot decisions.
Couple Fight 3: Weddings!
If you are married, have ever been married, thinking of ever getting married, know people who might get married, know people who never want to get married, or know people who want to get married in space, Go see this show! I laughed so hard at other peoples relationship issues and I don't feel the need to apologize. Thank you to all the performers to bare their relationships to public scrutiny.
Waiting for Gygax
Get your reservation in for this show!
I have a member of the nonprofit I manage involved with this show.
I had been looking forward to this show for many weeks and it didn't disappoint. I liked how the writer dealt with issues we normally do not hear about when storytelling in fantasy. Great use of the space and costuming. It was funny at times and punny at others. It was a treat to see on this busy day.
Must See in My Book!
I went into this show not knowing what to expect. They did an awesome job of mixing dance, music, spoken word, and data collection to make it one of the best shows I have seen at any MN Fringe Festival. This show moved me. It made me feel. I am strongly looking at going again. Go before they are gone!
The Ballad of Bearclaw Jones
Worth getting a reservation!
I decided to take a chance and see this show, I was not disappointed. It has a good balance of comedy and real life application.
The Tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi
I laughed and cried at this show
There are members of the cast and crew that are part of a nonprofit I manage.
After reading reviews of the first night I was ready to go into this expecting not to like it, but I ended up loving it! The story was comedic and the right use of actors for the roles. There were so many performances that I fell in love with that I can't pick a favorite. If you are a fan of Star Wars, I would recommend seeing it.
I was pleasantly surprised!
This was an excelled performance! It dealt with history and religion with a balance of humor, cleverness and quick wit. Great Job!
So much to like!
There are members of this cast and crew that are part of a nonprofit I manage.
I feel conflicted on this one. The acting was great, the costuming was well done and the building of the story basics was good. I wish some of the story points came earlier in the production. I think it would have helped me better understand some of the earlier scenes.
I this was the best acting performance I have seen from Lana Rosario. Well Done!
So Goshdarn Warm and Fuzzy!
Good fun show
If you need a break from some of those goshdarn other shows that are dealing with difficult issues, then this is a show for you. Great audience interaction and participation.
Great to see such enthusiasm
I have a member in this show who is part of a non-profit I help manage.
It is nice to see actors who are enthusiastic about acting. Great use of props and I loved the program!
I liked this show it was good! (FB Lite)
I have members in this show who is part of a non-profit I help manage.
There are some good characters in this show (FB Lite Approved Comment). It makes you think what is are the three B's and how and what we post on social media.
Wait...didn't Patrick's Cabaret close?
Great Mix of Performers
There was a good mix of comedy, singing, story telling and dance. A different show every night so check out the Cast and Crew page to see your favorites.
Atlas Dynamo's Burnt Offerings
A great break from other shows
This is a music show, there is no great plot. It was a nice relaxing break from other shows I saw. If you need a palate cleanser or just some time to listen to some music, stop in.
Clutter, Chaos, Creativity and the Collyer Brothers
Interesting but scattered
The story telling was good, however I found this show to be scattered.
First Year Queer
Funny and Informative
There was too much to cover in depth in this show. I would have loved more coverage of one or two topics vs so many covered quickly. However I still recommend seeing this show.
I want to see the next episode.
It seemed like it was a pilot for TV series. At the end, I felt like I need to click next episode on Netflix. The set design worked really well in the space. The audio effects were perfect. The only other note I have is that I didn't know who was one, two, three, four, or five as they were listed in the program.
Interesting take on a old story
Many of the cast and crew are members of a nonprofit I manage.
I liked the interplay between the Mother, her son and his friends. There was a nice use of comedic symbolism in the play. If you need some laughs or are a lawyer it is one I would go to see.
Skirmish of Wit: Your Imaginary Forces
A fun show
Need a fix of fun, amazing instrumental performances and awkward teens giving their all? This is a show for you! I laugh so much and even cried a few times. If you need a laugh, come see this show.
Katie Versus The Devils
I have a member of the cast who is in a nonprofit I manage.
I came into this show not knowing much about the storyline. I felt this show started and ended strong, but there were some flat points in the middle. I feel that this is one of those shows that will get better as Fringe goes on.
I applaud the cast for working through unexpected situations.
RomCom-Con: A Meet-Cute Musical
This was a wonderful story. The actors did a great job. The music was a little overpowering the dialog at times. However, I still recommend seeing it.
The Migraine Room (Photophobia)
I really wanted to like this show. However, it was too all over the place to follow much of what he was trying to get across to us. At times I could not tell if he was purposely being so disorganized or it just happened. Definitely, could have helped to have a director to work with him on some of the scenery work and transitions. As someone who has helped with the production of a show dealing with a mental health issue, there is a no one right way to deal with it. However, focusing on one issue or getting set pieces built before show time would have helped. At times the dialog was lost due to the noise from the moving of set pieces and backdrops. The show went right to the 60 minute time limit.
The Storytellers were great!
I have a member of the nonprofit I manage in this show.
The Greek mythology based story made no sense. It wasn't too challenging to see what was happening, it just a mess of trying to do too much with too little. The extra vocal special effects were too hard to understand, the costuming seemed incomplete and the actors' vocial levels were hard to hear at times.
The two storytellers save this show. Their stories were moving.
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