The Fringe Omnibus for May 22, 2016

The Fringe Omnibus for May 22, 2016

The Fringe Omnibus for May 22, 2016

Warp factor three, Ensign Wallace!

Enter Penumbra (BYOV) Last year’s hit “The Republic” sort of returns with a teaser tour of their new facility. Problem is, it’s at an undisclosed location that happens to be half way to St. Cloud. You drive around in a blacked out van and listen to some of the most agreeable sounding double talk ever, then get a rush through the scenario but not to the point you can figure much out. There are sound problem galore; I advise waiting for their formal open later this summer.

Shatter (Green Venue) Homeless guy meets girl, marris, has a kid, turns abusive, then repents. It’s all told though exciting dance sequences, and shows local choreographer Jason Skinner at his best.

Oh, Manada! (Orange Venue)

Burlesque and Canadian stereotypes; somehow they go together. Highlights include the Alex Trebek impersonator hosting the event, and the stripers simulating a bobsled race. Plenty of beaver jokes, and an almost disturbing chain saw strip.

One-Duhh-Woman (The Savoy) Carol Adubato takes here first step in to stand up with this one woman show; I’d like to have seen more carol and less of her Oscar parody film.

Bella Culpa Who knows what the butler and the maid get up to; but here the action is all about dusting and cleaning. Two astonishing acrobats make the impossible look easy, even if they are pretty rough on the local rat population.

Trick Boxing: Swingin’ in the Ring (Footlights Theatre) There’s a tie between boxing and dance; this engaging story follows a boxer from the streets up to a fixed fight. One guy plays all the fighters and dreamers in a smooth flowing stream of consciousness; his partner swing dances with the best. HIGHLY worth the trip out to the venerable P-House.

At the Crossroads (St. Matthew’s Tavern) German Expressionist film still holds cinema’s most memorable screen images. Here we view and edited version of Murnau’s 1926 “Faust” accompanied by a guitarist and drummer. The music is jarring but matches the imagery; too bad we can read the subtitles on the slightly too small projection screen.

These show was presented as part of the 2016 Orlando Fringe Festival. For show times, tickets and more information please visit . http://orlandofringe.org/

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