2017 Festival Aug 17 – 27th

IndyFringe Talks

News, views, reviews and show notes from the Indy Fringe community

Red Couch

Trumpets sound, cymbals crash, and violins quiver as two people find love in Red Couch on the TOTS Mainstage. The show is full of fancy footwork and flirtatious energy as two dancers bring to life a story inspired by the book “I Like You.” This award-winning...

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Left Hander in London

Left Hander in London is a close up look at the transition of a man to a transgender woman. JJ Marie is local businessperson, loving spouse, parent and grandparent. He also used to be Joe. Left Hander in London explores how awkward life was before he embraced his true...

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The Best of Indy Magic Monthly Volume 2

Comedy was threaded throughout Volume 2 of "The Best of Indy Magic Monthly" later that evening at Theatre on the Square, the home of Taylor Martin's productions for the past nine years. Beginning next month the series will move to the IndyFringe Indy Eleven Theatre...

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Approaching Happiness

Two years ago I took in Krish Mohan's debut as an Indy Fringe performer. I found him funny but unfocused and more than a little squeamish about identity issues. The son of immigrants from India, brought to the US as a child, the slender Pittsburgh-based comedian...

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Mother Night

People with large book collections have to endure mysterious losses over the years. The one I regret most is my autographed paperback copy of "Mother Night." With a crinkly smile, Kurt Vonnegut signed my purchase at an Ann Arbor bookstore in 1968 or early 1969. It was...

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An Elegy for Peter Through

Imagine, you're a camp counselor on a canoe trip with a group of prepubescent youth, that would be enough of an adventure by itself and then someone spots it. The it is a him, a dead body. Finding the dead body was only one of the many things that went...

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I, Nephi: A Gay Mormon’s Survival Guide

When I picked this show about a gay Mormon, I didn’t know what to expect, but I loved the title and the description, “A tale of secret lives, revealed Scripture, and dildos, I, Nephi recounts the true story of a man reconciling the world of his family with the culture...

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Woody Sed

Howdi do! If you are looking for a show with a few sing-alongs and lots of colorful characters, don't miss Woody Sed! It’s funny, it’s poignant, and it’s guaranteed to get your toe tappin’! Woody Sed is an original play about the life and times of Woody Guthrie. The...

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Dudesical: An Improv Musical

Dudesical was a pleasant surprise to me. This last-minute addition the festival sounded intriguing, but I was skeptical - how could only two dude improvise a musical? Well, I'll tell you - they improvise it very well. I could tell you the plot of our show, one that...

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One US

This is my third year reviewing for Indy Fringe Talks, and my third year of seeing Circle City Tap do their stuff. I knew I'd like the show, I just didn't how much I'd like the show. Circle City Tap's "One US' is  combination of spoken word, multimedia and tap dancing...

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Woody Sed (Life & Times of Woodie Guthrie)

He drew me in with a few lines from “This Land is Our Land” and swept me to the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma in an instant. Inside the intimate IndyFringe Basile Theatre I traveled to a time when our country had rambling men, hobos, live radio, a Communist influence and...

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