This show walked the edge of real-life presence and theatrical performance. It often felt like I was on stage with the performers even though I was firmly planted in my seat. They included the audience in a friendly and also edgy way that made me feel seen & accounted for in the darkness of the theater. Their inclusive humor & vulnerability helped me feel like I could be myself as an audience member. The collage of poetic monologues didn’t seem to follow any linear or particularly logical through-line but the performers’ relationships to each other & their movement touched on something beyond the stories they were telling. That was what moved me the most—this unnameable tone that revealed itself most strongly in the final drum & movement sequence. Maybe that tone and message had something to do with what it means to be a man, honestly and vulnerably with another man. See this show!!!
Actor and comedian Tobin Mitnick dives into the grotesque and hilarious world of online grifters with sketch and stand-up in order to show us that the game may have changed, but the players are all still here.