by Matthew A. Everett • July 24, 2008 • “So they can do it like Jehovah’s Witnesses, and not just like labradors.”
Mother/Destroyer (no it’s not a Freudian complex, that’s the name of the theater company)
“In a world gone mad, where the bonobo chimp holds the cure for society’s ills, a primatologist’s passion for a brighter future is pitted against a psychosomatic paraplegic’s lust for revenge. And a skunkape.”
I was never sadder to see the red light go on and hear the applause kick in at Fringe-For-All than I was on this one. (And that actually includes my own preview.) I got the distinct feeling the monkey was about to make his appearance, but they ran out of time. Bummer.
I’ve been curious ever since I shared the table at the playwrights panel Fringe showcase with writer Greg Carlson at one of the St. Paul libraries. That post will give you still more info on why I’m interested in this show, but suffice it to say, I am. They’re definitely worth a look – and thanks to online video, you can look.
After hosting “Menopause – The Musical,” can it really be that big of a stretch for The Lab Theater to be the home of Skunkape Sexkult? I think not. In fact, I believe it’s a step up the theatrical evolutionary ladder (no pun intended) that the Fringe is taking over for a bit. (Yes, sometimes I’m an elitist. Deal with it.)
Info on location, dates and times, and tickets can be found here
Entering his sixth year of blogging about the Minnesota Fringe Festival (and bringing Mom along for the ride as a guest reviewer), Matthew A. Everett is also a local playwright and three-time recipient of grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Information on Matthew and his plays can be found at matthewaeverett.com.