The Mayor's Debate of Tranquility, Nebraska

bob leggett · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
If you’ve spent much time at the Fringe, then you’ve probably seen Jim Hanna in at least one show. If you haven’t, then this is the show to see. Not only is he part of the amazing cast, but he also wrote this masterpiece that mixes politics with the supernatural. The magical cast of Hanna, Emily Dorsett, Kate Hellen and Lucie Beeby will whisk you away and provide a thought-provoking look at small town politics. ... full review

Squeeze My CABARET

bob leggett · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Back in 2017, Cathy Schenkelberg created the incredibly popular Fringe show Squeeze my Cans. She’s back with a musical version that is naughty, funny and so much fun, and once again pokes fun at the cult to which she gave 20 years of her life and nearly $1 million. ... full review

Straight White Men Trying To Woke

bob leggett · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Chris Valente has been a part of the Fringe for many years but I have never been able to make any of his previous shows. Luckily, I was able to squeeze this one in, and very glad I did. It was a humorous way to address these serious issues, and was well received. Come on out and laugh at these white man “mistakes.”... full review

Why did the chicken cross the road?

anonymous · June 16, 2019 uncertified reviewer
I really enjoyed this. It doesn't slow down, from the moment the first half of the cast appear on the stage right through until the end there is always something going on. Matthew has written a great script, and the actors involved really made the part their own. Going to watch again before the run ends.... full review

THE DEATH OF SAM MOBEAN

anonymous · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
This show was a freakin' wild ride. The entire cast is stupid talented. An interesting show to see as unfortunately the majority of what I've experienced at Fringe thus far has been pretty underwhelming. This show makes you think and makes you laugh and makes you impressed. It makes you. lol Like most Michael Shaw Fisher show you leave going "What did I just watch?", but like... you're happy about it.... full review

Shiva for Anne Frank

bob leggett · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Like many of you, I read The Diary of Anne Frank in school, and never knew there was so much more to the story. Comedian Rachel McKay Steele delivers a moving and emotional tribute to the legacy of Anne Frank, and teaches us Goy a thing or two about the Jewish faith. ... full review

POCKETS

anonymous · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
A fun and well thought out premise with moments of bursting into laughter from a few pieces of clever dialogue, but all threaded together by some underwhelming performances and a lot of forced humor. Not my favorite show, but this company definitely has its dedicated audience following.... full review

The Seven Year Itch

alan derian · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
This show was really well done. Both actors gave amazing performances, and Monica Ekiert captured the spirit of glamor in Hollywood.... full review

Scarlett Fever

pam eberhardt · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Inventive, clear and at times stunning. One of my favorite things I've seen at Fringe so far.... full review

Life Plan, or Living Your Best Life in a Collapsing World

angela beevers · June 16, 2019 uncertified reviewer
Wow this show had incredible production value!! The look of the set and costumes has got to be the best thing this fringe. And the actors were great!! I loved feeling like I was a part of the show as an audience member without being afraid of being put on the spot. This show is really special and has such a commitment to high concept and somehow really really pulls it off! Definitely check this one out. It's purely original.... full review

Moral Fixation (Originally titled Boys Will Be Boys)

megan k kennedy · June 16, 2019 uncertified reviewer
I really liked how real it came to be and the actors were very much in their character. ... full review

SON OF A BITCH

mitchell bisschop · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
A great play with a superior acting job! Ben Hethcoat has a tough job playing a character who is equal parts despicable and charismatic. It helps that he looks like him sort of too. He alone is worth the price of admission, but this play has so much more to offer. It never judges it's subjects (only briefly towards the end) which I found refreshing given the political nature of the content. It shows when politics started to get vicious in the modern era. An amazingly engaging piece about an o... full review

POCKETS

christina huszczo · June 16, 2019 uncertified reviewer
So clever. So funny. Literally laughed the whole time. Great job, everyone!!!! Go see this masterpiece! ... full review

THE BULLY PROBLEM

terri weiss · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Very well done... full review

Ride or Die: The Hip-Hop Musical

rowan smith · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
This show has been my favorite of fringe so far. The show was well written and the actors were all having fun and giving it their all which is what Fringe is all about. ... full review

The Last PowerPoint

libby baumgartner · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
This show was bizarre and amazing and confusing, but very clear. You have no idea what's going to happen! Ben is hilarious, with fantastic comedic timing and yet, moments of very serious commentary. The Last PowerPoint makes you think - about consumerism, death, and the weird marketing strategies we fall for. I highly recommend! ... full review

POCKETS

aaron kozak · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Polished, funny, great music.... full review

Saving Cain

terri weiss · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Intelligent and Extremely well done... full review

Let’s Write a Musical

george conant · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
It was fabulous! Fun story, great music, and well choreographed. Audience gave it a standing ovation. Would love to see it again.... full review

BIRTHDAY

emerson dameron · June 16, 2019 certified reviewer
Michael Ker's Birthday is a cerebral and heartfelt comedic patchwork from the upside-down world of grief. It takes a sideways look at masculinity, the passive-aggressive undercurrents of family dynamics, and the shifting roles we play in the lives of those we stay close to when we lose track of our own constricting identities. It's funny. It's sad. It includes important reminders of what we gain when we lose everything.... full review

Five Pieces of Paper

How do you tell a story about the Holocaust without it being overwhelming? You sing in Yiddish, act, tell stories, puppeteer, clown, and bake... “Beautifully courageous and authentic performance. I laughed, I cried, and I was deeply moved.”

SACRED FOOLS brings 3 new shows to HFF19

A devised adaptation of a Greek classic about corruption, weakness & power; a hilarious tale of a highly-trained marksman/history teacher; and a heartwarming comedy about an overbearing stage mother and her hapless son attempting to stage a comeback