Baron Dave Romm (barondave) wrote,
Baron Dave Romm

2010 Fringe Festival Day 11: One last show

Continued from Day 10: Bating Clean-Up. Sunday, the last day of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, is usually a light day for me. As a reporter, my reviews, pictures and interviews can't affect any later shows. As a patron, I'm generally tired and go to one or two that just never fit in the schedule. In this case, the Mill City Clinic is a downtown hospital a block away from the Guthrie. The performance filled the hour, so getting to the next show would be tricky. It worked well as a stand-alone.

Bathroom of the Mill City Clinic
Bathroom at the Mill City Clinic, Mpls 8/15/10
note raised basin and punks on top of the towel dispenser.

You Are Not Paris

Corwin and Fiona
Corwin and Fiona at the Mill City Clinic before the final show 8/15/10
They had several High School friends performing, and saw the show twice.

xxxx three and a half stars rounded up for ensemble acting

"Do not touch the science"

You Are Not Paris is a nicely presented High School play. Slow and deliberate, the well-rehearsed ensemble cast retains their individuality while bouncing off each other. The show is a series of skits detailing medical conditions (such as synesthesia) where all the scientists slip effortlessly into and out of the condition at hand. The interaction with the video(s) is fun to watch. Three and a half stars rounded up for good ensemble acting.

My last show of the Fringe! 49! I saw fringes in 18 of the 19 venues. Now, to work on the videos…

Here are all the shows I saw at the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival, mostly with Carole. While they are grouped by rating, they are not specifically ranked. The Fringe web site only allows integers, not 1/2 grades, so my reviews on the Fringe web site will have these adjusted up or down as warranted.

The four shows marked "video" are where I went to a dress rehearsal and made Baron Dave YouTube videos. The Fringe web site doesn't allow for reviewing anything other than a Fringe performance, but I count them in my final tally.

Superlatives of Excellence xxxxx 1/2 Okay, I liked this one a lot, and could only give five kitties.

See You Next Tuesday xxxxx
Fruitcake xxxxx
Speech! xxxxx
Ballad of the Pale Fisherman xxxxx
An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein xxxxx
A Nice Guy's Guide To Awkward Sex xxxxx
Trouble In Tahiti xxxxx
Taiko BAM! xxxxx
O(h) xxxxx

The Damn Audition xxxx 3/4 I feel a little guilty about liking Scrimshaw shows such as this one. It's very cleverly written and well acted, but all his shows about actors are starting to meld together.

Bite Me Twilight xxxx 1/2
Dancing Nude xxxx 1/2
Entwined xxxx 1/2
Happy Sauce xxxx 1/2
Can Michael Come Out and Play? xxxx 1/2
Missing xxxx 1/2
#ringtone xxxx 1/2
Grind xxxx 1/2

Underneath the Lintel xxxx
Everybody Dance! xxxx
Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman xxxx
Amaretti Angels xxxx
An Evening With Alan Jr. and Chastity Gambler xxxx
Table 12: A Play At A Wedding (video) xxxx
Spin xxxx
Wisdom (Part I) xxxx
Bloddeuwedd xxxx
Rachel Teagle Believes In Ghosts xxxx
Mike & Matt xxxx

living traces - burning breath xxx 1/2
Uncle Shelby's Traveling Treasure Trunk xxx 1/2
Idiosynchronicity (video) xxx 1/2
We Are Not Paris xxx 1/2
ROBO-Homa xxx 1/2
The Crock Pot xxx 1/2
Quake: A Closet Love Story xxx 1/2
Kill Will xxx 1/2

Skinny Dipping xxx
Story Time Time Bonb xxx
The Big Four-0 xxx
Grimaldi's Chicken xxx
That Sara Aziz xxx
Deviates from the Master Plan xxx

Match Game Minnesota xx 1/2
Bad Deeds Done Bad (video) xx 1/2

The Quest xx

SlapDash (video) x 1/2
The Little Prince x 1/2
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