Blog - Thursday July 27
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.