Archikulture Digest

Bubble Gum Party

Bubble Gum Party

Book and Lyric by Kevin Kreigel

Dir

Silver Dollar Productions

Brown Venue

Orlando Fringe Festival

Loch Haven Park, Orlando, FL</strong>

I love the tag line or this show: “Perfect for the whole family. Not Suitable for Children.” And that’s the facts; “The Bubble Gum” machine blasts high energy pop with a script that can’t decide if it’s right wing enabled or just National Enquirer bate. Robbie (Kriegel) and Debbie (Summer Aiello) never wanted kids, but they got one anyway. Little Abby (Sarah French) is precocious and misinformed; she thinks “Sexting” means “Sassy Texting.” She also loves suppressing emotion, a mouth full of balls and loves working the trunk of a 1998 Buick. Their stage show is packed with heart pumping tunes; the sock puppets are laughably racist, and while Robbie is using railroad flares and a klaxon to signal “I’m GAY!” nothing ever seems to come out of it. The plot is a mess, nothing seems to connect but the music is a blast and gags all connect. Pop divas have backstories even if they are on the Oklahoma county fair circuit, so see this one for the hippy dippy set and the rocking songs. And yes, leave your children at “Anne Frankenstein…”

This show was part of the 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival. Information on tickets and times may be found at www.OrlandoFringe.org.


Recently on Ink 19...

Swans

Swans

Event Reviews

40 years on, Michael Gira and Swans continue to bring a ritualistic experience that needs to be heard in order to be believed. Featured photo by Reese Cann.

Eclipse 2024

Eclipse 2024

Features

The biggest astronomical event of the decade coincides with a long overdue trip to Austin, Texas.

Sun Ra

Sun Ra

Music Reviews

At the Showcase: Live in Chicago 1976/1977 (Jazz Detective). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.