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Fish Out Of Whiskey:A Lawyer Who Just Wants You Off His Case

solo performance · speciality grain productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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GREGORY CRAFTS June 08, 2015
Wade Skalsky is a lawyer from Santa Clarita by way of North Dakota and Arizona. He's not actor, but through his one-man show, Fish Out of Whiskey, Wade reveals himself to be an engaging and very entertaining storyteller. Normally I steer clear of one-person shows, especially autobiographical ones (nothing personal - they're just not my cup of tea), but I'd met Wade at a fundraiser for another Fringe show a few months ago and found him to be a sincere, genuine person with an engaging and friendly personality, and the exuberance he displayed for his both his show and being a part of the Fringe won me over. Walking in, I hoped that exuberance would transfer to the stage. I was not disappointed. Wade's story - in which he shares the moments in h... full review
DAVID HARPER certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Really fun show. Took some courage to stand in front of an audience and talk about some of those things. Entertaining, engaging, and thoughtful. Ties together very nicely in the end. ... full review
MICHAEL SHAW FISHER certified reviewer June 16, 2015
If your'e looking for a non-pretentious solo show with truth and heart, Wade Skalsky is your man. He is no actor (as other reviewers as himself freely admits) he's a lawyer, and in his first time on the stage, he makes his case: Alcoholism, life choices, women (or lack of the three.) Being a defense attorney he's obviously comfortable with being in front of people, and his jokes are spot on. The most lovable thing about all of this though is Wade himself, and this show's real strength is how much he lets his generous, humble nature, he's like a mid-western Woody Allen, whose self consciousness, though out of place in a tall, strong and handsome chap such as he (btw and have you seen his wife!!??) is 100% sincere and refreshing in a festival ... full review
JACQUELINE CLAIRE certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Funny, honest, heartfelt and endearing presentation by a non actor. ... full review
ERIK LEWIN certified reviewer June 21, 2015
Wade's fifty minutes sparkle with insight and wit, driven by an authentic voice that is never afraid to be honest. There are many laugh-out loud moments, and better yet, the smart humor always ties in nicely with the themes of Wade's story. Wade is a natural, physical storyteller whose large limbs align with the clever wordplay that drives the action. His sense of timing bangs home the story's convictions, and I walked out of the dark still laughing, but with something to think about. Go see it! ... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 11, 2015
This show is heartwarming, sincere, a little dirty and charming. I loved listening to Wade speak about his childhood memories, places he's been and the things he thought were cool back in the day. The absolute best parts of this show come when Mr. Skalsky really drops his guard and starts goofing off. When he just acts completely natural it becomes pretty hard to not lean in with your fist on your chin and just smile. There are some SOLID puns and a couple nice pieces of poetic prose. A nice way to spend an hour is listening to Wade Skalsky (The Legend) tell you why he is just a "Fish Out Of Whiskey" - Super bonus points for my all time favorite pun.. finny pack. We need to go on shark tank and market this... ... full review
INGRID MOSS June 13, 2015
Entertaining, fun and humorous! I enjoyed the use of props, staging and lighting to enhance the stories! Well done!... full review
ELIZABETH COLLINS certified reviewer June 13, 2015
I wish there were more shows in the Fringe like Wade's. An everyman, not an actor telling true stores. Except Wade is a lawyer and they tend to have just enough of a theatrical flair to entertain people too. Wade has a uniquely humorous point of view and way with words that makes this show so fun to watch. ... full review
ALICIA DATTNER certified reviewer June 16, 2015
Wow! This show was so entertaining and intelligent. His acting was great--I laughed, I was inspired, and I loved how he brought us vividly into the experience of his childhood. Can't wait to see what's next!... full review
CYANNE MCCLAIRIAN certified reviewer June 19, 2015
LOVED THIS!! To be honest -- from the moment I heard the title, I knew I was gonna see this show. And the performance was just as good, if not better! So incredibly heartfelt & funny -- Skalsky's retelling of his life experiences is genuine & sooo refreshing. He had both me & my husband laughing from start to finish. No need for any fancy bells & whistles, just him. A definite MUST SEE in my book! :) ... full review

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