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Theatre Reviews

So far, I have had an aver­age Fringe. Most of the shows I’ve seen have been good. A few are excel­lent and some are for­get­table. Here are the shows I rec­om­mend you see this weekend.

1. Pri­vate Parts: The Secrets We Keep (Venue 20) — A ter­rif­ic show about the need for secrets. I loved how this show becomes more seri­ous as it progresses.

2. Women (Venue 25) — A real­ly fun­ny adap­ta­tion of the clas­sic Amer­i­can nov­el Lit­tle Women.

3. Eleanor’s Sto­ry: Life After War (Venue 15) — A ter­rif­ic sto­ry about re-adjust­ing to life after World War II. The flash­back scenes are intense.

4. Six Chick Flicks (Venue 16) — Six pop­u­lar roman­tic movies are mashed up and par­o­died. Pure fun.

5. LES­BI­HON­EST (Venue 7) — A fun­ny yet sur­pris­ing­ly intel­li­gent show about com­ing out and gen­der identity.

6. The Tem­pest (Venue 15) — A live­ly adap­ta­tion of Shake­speare’s clas­sic play about magic.

7. Twen­ty Four (Venue 6) — A group of local dance stu­dents cre­at­ed 24 short dances each rep­re­sent­ing a dif­fer­ent hour of the day. It’s an ambi­tious idea that worked sur­pris­ing­ly well.

8. Muse: an exper­i­ment in sto­ry­telling and life draw­ing (Venue 2) — In this art class, we learn how Cameryn Moore became a live mod­el. I’m not a great draw­er, but I became sur­pris­ing­ly more com­fort­able and bet­ter sketch­ing as the show progressed.

The Fringe runs until Sun­day. There are lots of won­der­ful shows to see. Thank you for read­ing this blog and we’ll see you next year.