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by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low • August 5, 2008 • Huh. Apparently the Rarig Xperimental is the space for confessional tales of struggle with disease this year.

Womb With a View is the blog of Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, one of five bloggers covering the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the Daily Planet.

It’s well-told enough — she has a certain ease with the audience — but it’s one that left me scratching my head, wondering why I’d just seen what I’d seen. It wasn’t really funny enough to justify it as a comedy show, and it didn’t leave me with any kind of major insight, beyond a bit of a pat message at the end. I’ll Marry You For Health Insurance put its story at the service of a political message. This show put its story at the service of…well, not much, really. She may have been to a place, and experienced something profound, but if she did, the show didn’t successfully communicate it to me.

So, another show by a seemingly talented performer, one that I didn’t object to sitting through. But one that didn’t really leave me with much of anything, either.

Phillip Andrew Bennett Low (maximumverbosityonline@gmail.com) is a playwright and poet, storyteller and mime, theatre critic and libertarian activist, who lurks ominously in the desert wilds of St. Louis Park, feasting upon the hygienically-prepared flesh of the once-living. His main claim to fame is probably as co-founder of the Rockstar Storytellers, and as founder/producer of Maximum Verbosity, a garage-band-like theatre troupe that is in a state of constantly re-defining itself.