It’s Raining Inside Again: The Arts Administrators Show has some great elements to it: Mr. Rogers, tap dancing, a scene where a cowboy humps a copy machine to get it to work again. The play takes place in a non-profits art office in which its overworked and hangry employees realize they have just 18 hours to publicize the opening of their exhibition (called Cate Blanchett).
We get a peek into the quirky and frugal working conditions of an non-profit arts organization in It’s Raining Inside Again, some of it familiar to anyone who’s worked for one. Near the end of the show the cast members (still in character) give their thanks and appreciation to the audience for supporting their endeavor, a very fitting message to highlight during Fringe week and in a Mr. Roger’s-themed show.
What didn’t work in the show was, well, the fact that it took place in an office. The only thing more boring than being in work meeting is watching a fake one happen. The “pandemonium” doesn’t take place until about halfway through the show. The Mr. Roger appearances were too few and far between to get a real sense of his presence, save for the tap dance scene (my favorite one).
But It’s Raining Inside Again is right about one thing: there’s a lot of art to appreciate in the Twin Cities. Especially now. So go see a Fringe show before it ends on August 11.