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2018 Audience Reviews

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The following reviews were submitted by Fringe Member: milli manchester

Company: D Lobontiu
Show: Sfanta (Holy One)
Venue: Strike Theater


this was so funny. i loved the little rants that she went on! the character work was great and the script was witty! this was a great show!!

Company: Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
Show: The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Versus the Nazis
Venue: Rarig Center Thrust


i liked this idea! it was really a cool concept! watching voice actors do an old time radio show was really fun. the story was cool as well as watching the sound effects! i really enjoyed this one.

Company: Elaine Orion
Show: Delightfully Rude
Venue: Ritz Theater Studio


there were a lot of rough patches. she seemed to be using the performance that i was attending (the last show) as a practice for something else rather than actually performing a solid show. the jokes were funny. i laughed. i liked her stuff. she mentioned being subversive but we are a liberal bunch at the mn fringe so the "in your face" comedy that she may have been relying on wasn't hitting as hard as she might have liked. that said, she was funny. the material was good. just tighten it up.

Company: Reliquaries
Show: And What You Find There
Venue: Ritz Theater Studio

had to leave

i couldn't stay. i never leave fringe shows but this was my annual flop.

Company: Jamie Shriner Tells Stories
Show: Wife Material
Venue: Augsburg Studio

sex positive

i liked this show a lot. it was funny, engaging, and relevant. i loved her body confidence and the songs were great! i usually hate musicals too! this show sheds light on the double bind that women face every day with their sexuality and the societal pressures we have to balance. well done!

Company: The Unfiltered Theatre Company
Show: Istanboom
Venue: Strike Theater


there were a lot of layers to this show. it was funny. there was some great character work and symbolism all throughout. great job!

Company: New Endeavors
Show: The Buttslasher
Venue: Ritz Theater Mainstage


this was a funny show. i liked the style of the old school detective. the humor was clever and it was a breath of fresh air to see something silly after a string of serious shows. :)

Company: One Dance Company
Show: She Says, "ENOUGH!"
Venue: Augsburg Studio


i loved this piece. my favorite show this year! the poetry was powerful, the dancing was great, the topic so very relevant. great job everyone!

Company: Rebecca Tanner Dance
Show: #wA.w.e.D.H.?? ... i still don't know
Venue: Ritz Theater Studio


I loved this show! It was high energy and playful.

Company: Berlin Productions
Show: I Never Knock
Venue: Augsburg Mainstage


i liked the period piece of this. i thought the crass jokes were funny to a degree, as i didn't expect them given the time this piece was set in. i enjoyed myself at this show though. i laughed and thought it was fun overall. HOWEVER, the ending was a surprise as it seemed the cast just decided that was enough for the night and they were going to skip the rest of the play. the audience looked around at one another confused as the lights came up. it felt unresolved. further, the two characters that came in after the man was shot- the trans woman and her partner... totally extraneous characters. who were they? i didn't understand much about what their role was? ok, ok, maaaayyybe the stage hand guy, but the trans woman- did they just want to throw that in as a novelty to claim lgbtq content? that was very confusing to me. i was entertained, however, and i did laugh some. and that is why we have the fringe!

Company: Some Lady's Production
Show: The Phone Sex Play
Venue: Rarig Center Xperimental

fringe cringe- audio black face

i liked this show. it was funny and definitely "fringey." i loved that the phone voices were acted live along with that funny ass recorder. however, i'm docking several points for it lacking in cultural sensitivity. there were some pieces labeled "black and married." the concept is hilarious. however, the voice on the phone was clearly not of an african american male but he tried to speak like one, using stereotypical vernacular. it didn't work. worse, i had brought my african american friend to the show- his first ever fringe show!!!! --- and this was what he experienced. he didn't say anything to me about it- and he did think the show was funny and enjoyed himself at the festival- but i was mortified. interesting concept- not done with any sensitivity at all.

Company: Custer & Schmidt
Show: Our Best Life
Venue: Rarig Center Thrust

had me cracking up

this was really funny. it was a filler show for me, an impulse show. i LOVE when this happens. i was fully entertained didn't look at my watch once, until that last song- but even then she approached it with a lot of energy and it wasn't a loss.

Company: embi
Show: How to Be
Venue: Augsburg Studio


i freaking loved this performance! i was engaged and watching closely the entire time. the last 10 minutes did start to feel a little long but the choreography was beautiful and i wanted to run down on stage and join them! it is not a show for kids as my little one who i brought along was bored, which may have been why the last 10 minutes were tough. haha

Company: Philip Simondet
Show: Self-Titled Debut Album
Venue: Mixed Blood Theatre


this show was fun. there were parts that made me laugh. but i did look at my phone a few times to check the time. i'm not a musician so i couldn't relate to any of this. the show itself was done well, but i may not have been the correct demographic for the audience.

Company: Schmidtshow Productions
Show: LAKES 4
Venue: Theatre in the Round

funny premise

i liked the premise. i have felt like the heroine of this story many times over so it was relate-able in an odd way. at times it seemed the writing relied on too many local jokes, which cheapened it, but it was funny and i was entertained the whole hour.

Company: Fearless Comedy Productions
Show: Deep in The 100 Acre Woods: A "Pooh"-dunnit?
Venue: Minnsky Theatre

unique idea

i liked how this was a dark twist on characters and circumstances. it was fun to see these childhood characters personified into dysfunctional adults. overall, i thought this was fun.

Company: See-Saw Theater Lab
Show: The Womyn's Mysteries
Venue: Minnsky Theatre

Don’t let the mention of the Bible scare you off

I almost skipped this one because I don’t care to spend my fringe at church but this was a show of forward thinking, bad ass women! I love that it emphasized inclusivity and had a variety of segments. Sometimes it felt a little too deep, like I wasn’t quite following their intention behind the piece but overall it was bold and powerful!

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