Fringe-For-All reviews: III


by Rachel Reiva | 7/29/09 • Hey there Fringegoers, I know that the Fringe is starting so I’m trying to finish all the Fringe preview reviews as fast as I can. So here are some more!

Tommy Nugent: Burning Man and the Reverend Nuge

The magic and mayhem of one man’s journey from Pentacostal preacher to atheist street magician looking for enlightenment at the annual Burning Man festival in northern Nevada. CRITIC’S PICK-Cincy Citybeat

the teen fringer is the blog of rachel reiva, one of seven bloggers covering the minnesota fringe festival for the daily planet.

So this was a video preview because the performer was out of town at another Fringe Festival. I thought it was creative on how he did it. It was interesting when showing the different buildings, giving a tour of the important places that he has been in his life. He seemed to have a good stage personality that was easy to see while watching. I can’t really say much unfortunately because I’m better at critiquing live shows. But the way he edited was good, and it made me want to know more about what he was going to talk about. So, it may be on my list to see on for the fringe.

The Nanny Bumpkin Presents: Pathos, Punchlines & Painkillers

Long distance relationships, hospital visits, fate, phone sex, and nursery rhymes– Chris Masson treats them all in this rowdy, dynamic, disarming, hilarious blend of performance poetry and storytelling.

Now with this one I’m not sure what to think. I wasn’t impressed; I didn’t really get what he was talking about because the audio was kind of bad. When I looked at the summary it seems interesting but what I saw at the preview I’m really not sure.

The Pauper’s Theater: Schrodinger’s Cat Must Die!

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First of all my father would love to see this show. Quantum physics is practically his hobby. When the man was explaining the Heisenberg theory, which I’ve heard many times before from my father, I couldn’t help but giggle as the man explained it with such excitement. It was interesting to watch the little experiment while the man was explaining then theory to the audience. He seemed to put a lot of emphasis on the cat a lot and you could see the character that he was playing show through while he talked. He was able to really show that this was important to listen to. How he presented himself he made it not boring but exciting as to what this theory was all about.

I’ll post the rest tomorrow then give you the list of shows that I will be seeing. Till then Fringers!

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