So Proudly We Hailed?

A complex serious of sketches, So Proudly We Hailed points out the places where our American values and the ownership of guns intersect. When you enter the theatre, the massive flag hanging on the wall dominates the space. As a regular attendee of Fringe shows, I...

An Alien of Extraordinary Ability

Believe it or not, this provocative title is the label given by the US Government to this amazing performer, Simon Coronel. A native of Australia, the promise of listening to a delicious Aussie accent inspired me to see the show. Not only did I enjoy his action, Simon...
Halfrican Closes Its Run Tonight!

Halfrican Closes Its Run Tonight!

Saturday we caught the first performance of a limited run of Halfrican, written and performed by Nardos Osterhart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nardos Osterhart was born in Ethiopia, Africa and moved to America when she was five. She has been juggling two worlds ever...
Haul & Oatz Captured My Heart

Haul & Oatz Captured My Heart

When I was in college, one of my favorite bands was Hall and Oats. I knew all their songs by heart, and waited in very long lines to see them in person. So when I saw the preview of this new show from Defiance Comedy I was hooked. The premise is simple. Our heroes are...
Elsie and Frances and the Fairies

Elsie and Frances and the Fairies

I must pass quickly over the remaining four pieces with brief mentions, and not because I didn’t like them. Zach Young uses Annie Lennox’s “Missionary Man” to get the ball rolling with bounce and swagger. In “Fragmented Dreams,”...