DROUGHT

bob leggett · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Kate Radford is from the UK and has brought to the Fringe a remarkable story that combines spoken word with storytelling and music. She is adept at the proper use of the looper, and weaves her stories into the underlying musical soundtrack that she has created with the looper. ... full review

The Last PowerPoint

bob leggett · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Ben Nicholson has created a comic work that on its face looks like a frustrated young salesmen that has been put in his place by an irate tech guru (played by stage manager Pam Noles), who has not been paid for their services. This one is so much fun and was the perfect culmination to an interesting day of fringing.... full review

Lincoln 2020

liana mesaikou · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
This show is a gem! I was laughing out loud from begging to end! You don't want to miss it!... full review

This Way Yonder

jim hanna · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Monica Martin is rightfully adored at Fringe where she helps so many others realize their theatrical dreams. It is a goddamned joy to see her flexing her own skill and vision with her utterly engaging, precise and compassionate direction of a remarkable cast. Marjorie Knight delivers one of the finest performances at this year's Fringe with able support from a strong ensemble of actors, especially Omar Salazar. It's so great to see a solid, narrative play with out the bells and whistles of so ma... full review

DROUGHT

grace jasmine · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Kate Radford is a revelation. Her one-woman show is emotional, gorgeous, specific, lyrical and intense. She blends intelligent prose and rhyme with a fabulous and deeply melodious use of voice. It was hypnotic and really almost mystical. I highly recommend this show. ... full review

The mAsHeR

carol easton · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Riveting. The hour went by like 20 minutes. Extremely well done!... full review

To Richard!

jesse porter · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
A moving and hilarious one-act that delivers big laughs, creates genuine emotional impact, and leaves its audience wanting another hour with our characters. One of my favorite shows of Fringe 2019.... full review

Raised By Wolves

jim hanna · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
The limitlessly engaging Marla Black has written a charming, hilarious, and sometimes terrifying show that's step above most of those in the genre. Her relationships within her family are fascinating and heart-breaking, but it was the final notes with her most cherished sled dog that got me most choked up. (Spiiirriittt! Nooooo....)... full review

Meet Me In Mizzery

bob leggett · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Lindsey Mallard is an amazing comedian who has written and delivered one of the best sketch comedy routines I have ever seen.  Not only that, but this woman can SING!  I haven't laughed so much in a long time, and she kept the audience engaged and entertained for an hour. ... full review

Come Back!

bob leggett · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Sacred Fools has mounted some amazing shows since moving to the Broadwater, and this production is one of their best.  Springing from the Serial Killers series, Come Back! has it all - a great story, interesting characters, and the perfect integration of music and words.... full review

Livin' the Dream (a journalistic journey)

benjamin nicholson · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Bob sharing his life in an earnest and direct manner was both fascinating and endearing; he's led such an interesting life and made so many unique relationships with artists of all kinds. For someone who is so invested in the Fringe community, it was wonderful to get a better sense of who he is and where he comes from.... full review

Ride or Die: The Hip-Hop Musical

molly dworsky · June 25, 2019 uncertified reviewer
An absolute gem. My favorite of the 15 fringe shows I've seen this year. Polished and performed with heart and soul. Funny, sweet, irreverent, I beamed the entire hour.... full review

The Last PowerPoint

eric depriester · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
An alternately demented, delightful, and hilarious deconstruction of sales pitches and corporations, cutting to the heart of our capitalist culture and the art of performance and presentation.... full review

Naked Onstage

katie porter · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Great show - almost felt too short! I wanted to hear more!... full review

In Conclusion:

nathan wellman · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Yet another example of the Puckwit Gang's unstoppable creativity. They are the masters of movement, telling stories that matter with theatric flourish and ingenuity. In Conclusion, In Conclusion bottles up two child murderers with the prosecutor and their attorney in a single, fluid space. The four of them feel like a perverse family, and the formalities of courtroom monologues feel like personal confessions. A meditation on capital punishment that ends in a bit of audience participation that... full review

Internal

matt ritchey · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Introspective, creepy, fun, disturbing, thought-provoking.... I mean, talk about a truly immersive experience! INTERNAL, especially if you let yourself really get into it, is an extremely well-produced nightmare scenario with the most terrifying monster imaginable - your own thoughts. An amazing concept executed perfectly!... full review

Ride or Die: The Hip-Hop Musical

brandon pfeltz · June 25, 2019 uncertified reviewer
I absolutely loved this show. I was on my feet giving a standing ovation from the moment that the cast sang their final line. If you see any show at Fringe this year, it should be this one. What Connor Hanney has put together here is inspirational, immensely fun, and dripping with incredible talent. To write is hard. To write rap, I assume is even harder. To ambitiously produce a ton of shows while also maintaining this sort of level of excellence is a trait that’s fully to be admired. I appl... full review

The Circle Table

anonymous · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Surprisingly endearing "slice-of-life" style offering with lots of great humor and heartwarming moments. ... full review

ExtraOrdinary

bob leggett · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Chambers Stevens is one of the best playwrights to come out of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Since he first came to my attention with his Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts several years back, he has continued to perfect his craft, and Extraordinary is truly the cream of the crop.  Ashley McQueston is sheer perfection and makes us believe this fictional story is her own.... full review

Orangutan

bob leggett · June 25, 2019 certified reviewer
Beginning with the amazing script by Troy Deutsch, the brilliant diretion of Tinks Lovelace and the Tony-worthy performance by Kristina Mueller, this show should win the Top of the Fringe award hands down.... full review