Did you see someone in a chicken suit on Mass Ave over the weekend? Yeah, turns out the Chicken Suit guy is part of the “Ca-Ching” cast! The show is a cerebral commentary musical mash up described as a “modern American religious drama” from the Nomads Art Collective of Brooklyn, New York. I had to be in on the Chicken Suit guy I kept seeing… so I caught the Sunday afternoon performance at TOTS.

 

If nothing else, this satire/comedy is a refreshing and frank reminder that you are at a Fringe show from the moment you walk through the door. That’s right, “Ca-Ching” is underway from the moment you enter. I was handed a white envelope and asked to find a seat. I then walked past a bunch of people sayings things on a loop, some of them swear words, found a seat, and waited with curiosity.

“Ca-Ching” was definitely on the eccentric side of IndyFringe, which was pretty fun in it’s own shocking way, actually. The writing is solid and I found certain lines poetic and philosophical. The show, which includes multiple dance numbers, the Chicken Suit dude, and banjo picking, is a statement about society’s treatment of money. It definitely made me think a little differently about $7.25, and the true cost of capitalism. As a note to parents, please take the adult content/language warning seriously. You can purchase tickets for “Ca-Ching” at Theatre on the Square Main Stage online, at theater box offices (cash only) and by phone. You can also purchase tickets from the Indy Fringe office.

 

Performance times for “Ca-Ching” at the Theatre on the Square Main Stage:

Friday 8/14 – 9 p.m.

Saturday 8/15 – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday 8/16 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8/18 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8/19 – 6 p.m.

Saturday 8/22 – 3 p.m.