The Second Oldest Profession

By Tinker-2-Evers-2-Chance
Created by Peter Moore & Susan Vass
U of M Rarig Center Arena

Peter Moore's solo show is a collection of delightful stories of the famous (and not-so-famous) from the world of show business, drawn from Moore's nearly 40 years as an actor and director. Highly entertaining!

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 18 and up.

 Saturday, 8/2 @ 7:00 p.m.
 Monday, 8/4 @ 10:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, 8/6 @ 5:30 p.m.
 Saturday, 8/9 @ 7:00 p.m.
 Sunday, 8/10 @ 1:00 p.m.
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Enjoyable but Evolving

by Nancy Belusky on August 6, 2014
This user has reviewed 1 show

Peter Moore has taken the one-man show and infused it with his natural charm and talent. He has excellent stage presence and energy and provides an entertaining 45 minutes. The show is still finding it's legs and straddles both worlds: part engaging anecdotes and part motivational speaking. The world of the non-famous working actor is an intriguing one, and I would have liked to have heard more about stories from Peter's own experiences. If you are an avid reader of actor bios, you may be familiar with some of the Hollywood stories here but even if you are, they are told in a lively manner in an intimate setting. It's like going to a dinner party and getting seated next to the great conversationalist. Just sit back and enjoy.

A Charming Surprise

by Christina Marie on August 6, 2014
This user has reviewed 1 show

I have to say that this one-man show was everything that a lot of one-man shows I've seen aren't: entertaining, funny, and most of all...poignant. Moore brings a body of experience to the material and knows how to keep the show moving along while poking fun, but holding in high regard the art form that has kept him employed for over three decades. It's a perfect Fringe piece for anyone who's ever wanted a birds eye view of the acting world. It's a perfect love letter.

Off the Cuff Babble

by Donal Hute on August 5, 2014
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Growing up in Minnesota I was exposed, myself, to a helluva a lot of talent on radio, television, and the stage. Peter Moore, the son of a local celebrity who has carved a marvelous career himself on stage as director and performer, actually met these people and shaked their flesh. But this evening doesn't quite work. Should one-person shows be totally scripted and well-rehearsed, as well as directed. Maybe this is a prime example why off-the-cuff talk doesn't always work in a performance setting, I'm not sure I would want to pay for a one-sided interview and I would expect the answers to questions would be more filling.

In His Element

by Jim Pounds on August 4, 2014
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Peter Moore is a born story teller. It was great fun to watch this man enjoying the opportunity to tell stories without being interrupted by something like...rehearsal. I've had the pleasure of being directed four times by Mr. Moore and it always struck me that he is one of those people with a memory and passion for telling stories. Some actors are shy and only come alive during a performance. Peter is an actor who is always engaged and always enjoying the ride he is on. He wants to share it. Considering that he grew up as the son of a much beloved father, Peter has established his own identity and his own success. I imagine his father is very proud.

Just Talkin'

by Scotti Thompson on August 3, 2014
This user has reviewed 8 shows

Peter, you gotta do more that just talk. You have to make the stories come to life. They didn't. It was like a bad interview, a motivational infomercial, an old MGM documentary. Was hoping you would at least show off on how to work the round - solo!


by Mia Bremer on August 3, 2014
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I had high hopes because Peter Moore has such a rich background in the theater community. This production, however, felt more like a corporate motivational speech that he had done countless times. Though he linked stories (mostly of other actors from days gone by) to well-worn self help-isms, such as, "don't let them catch you acting", he did just that - he let us catch him acting. Would have loved to have loved the show and Peter =(

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Theater 101

by David Trudeau on August 3, 2014
This user has reviewed 37 shows

I expected some really strong personal stories from a huge figure such as Peter Moore. Instead we had a potpourri of mostly old and stale theater anecdotes from antiquity - some with a little moral. Could have made a good 10 minute TED talk, maybe, if delivered with more animation.

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