HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2018 REVIEWS

Black When I Was A Boy

hanny newlander · June 22, 2018
Black when I was a Boy was so brave and powerful.... full review

Bad Sponsor

anonymous · June 22, 2018
Great idea and lots of energy. If you liked Swimming With Sharks and The Player, you'll like this ride. F*ck 12 steps. Do it in 3!... full review

Dracula's Taste Test

rosalind helfand · June 22, 2018
We had so much fun at Dracula's Taste Test. It's lively, witty, and interactive and the characters were completely engaging.... full review

Don Waterski Goes Up Nort'

ian harvey stone · June 22, 2018
I'm still finding myself chuckling over this show this morning. It's a beautifully surreal kook-fest of character comedy with plenty of laughs and audience interaction. This show allows the comedy to breathe and Waterski wins us over early on and immerses us into his world. He reminds me of Mike Myers revealing in a character. I don't think any of us were truly prepared to go 'Up Nort'! You should see this show if only to know what dangers you might face in the wild!... full review

Alexa, Turn Off Heartbreak

christopher piehler · June 22, 2018
This a funny, self-deprecating look at how two women deal with breakups. The performers seemed to truly enjoy being onstage with each other.... full review

Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran

jim vejvoda · June 22, 2018
A sweet, thoughtful and fun one-woman show.... full review

ESCAPE FROM GODOT

lorna silva · June 22, 2018
Escape from Godot was amazing!!! It was a really ingenious immersive experience blending good theater with escape room. The performers did Beckett justice and the puzzles were ingenious and creative. I think it satisfies both the theater nerds and escape room fanatics. I hope this becomes a thing beyond the Fringe because it is so good!... full review

Movin' On Up

cailin harrison · June 22, 2018
Another wonderful Jeremy Kehoe play. The absurdist comedy comes at you in a barrage of wit and language. It feels like a cross between David Mamet and Samuel Beckett. The play is wildly original and the comedy is layered with insight and genuinely touching moments. The actors have to work hard not to get tongue-tied in any Kehoe play and this cast, Jeffrey Wylie, Tessie Barressi, and Gary Rubenstein was more than up to the challenge. Excellent directorial guidance from McKerrin Kelly really b... full review

The Witnessing

david lucarelli · June 22, 2018
A chilling effective immersive paranormal horror piece.... full review

Alexa, Turn Off Heartbreak

jessica littlefield · June 22, 2018
Do not let the pop title throw you off, this is a very serious piece of comedic and dramatic theater. In fact, though some stories in the show are probably very personal, I can see generations of college girls buying a copy at Samuel French and combing through for monologues. I hope to hear that this play goes up with the original performers at other Festivals and theatres around the world! As an LA girl, I understood every line and have had many similar experiences.... full review

How to be Lazy and Not Feel Guilty

jordan schneider · June 22, 2018
Really powerful overall message. As a person who understands the struggles of overworking and not taking the time to be content with one's accomplishments and relax, the overarching message of the show hit home.... full review

blue night/perilous night

david lucarelli · June 22, 2018
One woman show artfully tells the film noir story of a hard boiled female detective with poetic word play. Piece by piece the twists and turns of the mystery are revealed, and like any great noir tale, the final twist is one you never see coming!... full review

From Toilet to Tinseltown

dara laine · June 22, 2018
I'm not a Harry Potter person -at all- so I was a little nervous I'd be totally lost with the references. I'm sure there were a lot of inside jokes for he HP fans, but it was still so enjoyable and hilarious for someone like me. Maddie is so talented, and the whole thing was a lot of fun. ... full review

Birdie & The Fresnels

paul hoan zeidler · June 22, 2018
Amanda Bierbaum's costumes are more than worth the price of admission to this show. But the real gems are her ribald, sarcastic, charming songs.... full review

Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran

bob leggett · June 22, 2018
Sam Shaber is a rock star, of that there can be no doubt. She is a prolific musician, with 12 albums released to date. She is also a hell of a storyteller, and this show was worthy of an award of the highest caliber. She weaved her love of Duran Duran into the fabric of her story, talking about the highlights and the low lights of life and death. ... full review

The Maya in Me

bob leggett · June 22, 2018
Set in New Orleans, the show shares her story of the conflict between faith and desire, of the hard lessons of love, and the ultimate redemption of the soul by being true to the foundation of her faith. It is presented with clock-like precision and timing, and is truly ready for Broadway and beyond. ... full review

Alexa, Turn Off Heartbreak

laura jo trexler · June 22, 2018
These women are hilarious, fun, endearing and genuine, making them a joy to watch on stage! “Alexa, replay this show for me so I can see it again and laugh!” ... full review

Alexa, Turn Off Heartbreak

bob leggett · June 22, 2018
Sasha Boggs and Tara Erickson are heartbroken, but they are brilliant comedic actresses as well. They have a way of turning their pain into our entertainment and edification, truly reflecting that laughter is the best medicine. We laugh out loud to their zany antics because we know that we have likewise been through that darkness, and hopefully all come back out into the light. ... full review

Alexa, Turn Off Heartbreak

honora talbott · June 22, 2018
Tara and Sasha are an absolutely fabulous comedic duo, whose show about heartbreak feels fresh, biting, clever and surprisingly heartfelt and honest. Their chemistry is undeniable and not only are they great comedians who will hit you with jokes, but they'll also move you with raw, vulnerable monologues. A must see!... full review

Doctor Nympho VS. The Sex Zombies

jaime andrews · June 22, 2018
So much sexy fun...I had a big dumb smile on my face the whole time!... full review

Still Life of an Orange Puppet Parables

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A series of fables that are absurd, funny and poignant. Through storytelling, animation, and puppetry, performance artist Jean Minuchin takes the audience on a journey into today’s most pressing issues through the charm of puppetry.

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