2018 Audience Reviews
The following reviews were submitted by Fringe Member: Michael Johnson
Company: The Bearded Company
Show: Swords & Sorcery: The Improvised Fantasy Campaign
Venue: Theatre in the Round
What is there to say about the Bearded bois that hasn't already been said? Always fresh, always full of love and joy, FULL of unrelenting gifts to each other and the audience...a Minneapolis institution. Thanks, guys.
Company: Martin Dockery
Show: Martin Dockery: Delirium
Venue: Rarig Center Thrust
Can I give a sixth star?
I went into this show hoping to hear a good story. I left thinking more intimately about life and death and the magical, insanely delicate balance between the two that we all daily skip through than I have in years. Rage, loss, absurdity, love, grace, the universe, our place in it and it's indifference to us...my friend saw Martin two years ago, and won't shut up about him. I know now I am going to do the same. Bravo.
Company: Hit the Lights! Theater Co.
Venue: Ritz Theater Mainstage
Can these guys come every year?
Hyper-theatrical. One of the most imaginative storytelling narratives / styles I have seen in my life. Literally somehow kept me breathless after a full day fringe-ing. So, so sad I missed them last year - full of joy and wonder to have seen them this year. YES YES YEASSSSS!
Company: JoZanephine Originals
Show: For The Love Of ...
Venue: Southern Theater
A delightful surprise.
I saw this on a whim, and I could not be happier I went. My partner and I wept for much of the show. Beautiful storytelling that somehow walks the impossible line of being both bar stool, Midwestern self-depreciating folksy storytelling and elevated reflections on life, loss, love and letting go. This is probably a 5 star show based on content, but I did not agree with some technical decisions, namely music choice. That being said...DO NOT MISS. Whether you are dealing with loss or not, but especially for those who are, do yourself a favor and go. And John? Thank you. You'll never know.
Company: Nefarious Laboratory
Show: The Idaho Jackson Action Playset
Venue: Ritz Theater Studio
Fear and Anxiety in St. louis
Seamlessly pivoting from suffocating recounts of crippling mid-1980's panic attacks to gut-busting, too-real images of raggedy-ann and andy lunch boxes wielded as weapons on the school bus, this 55 minute recollection of growing up in the 1980's somehow manages to pack 80 minutes of content into an experience that will leave you somber, somehow-still smiling...and wildly satisfied. Brad Lawrence is a master craftsmen in his element here. Do not miss.