Gimplecapped: A Journey of "Inspiration"

cabaret & variety · sore thumb group · Ages 16+ · United States

world premiere
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June 17, 2014 original article

My overall impression

Dear Regan Linton and Laura Alsum, you are such an inspiration. No seriously, if I leave a show actively wanting to work with people that’s pretty damn inspiring.

This series of sardonic sketches by Linton and Alsum explores the plight of the gimplecapped (a portmanteau of gimp, crippled, and handicapped) mainly in interactions with often well-meaning non-disabled people.

Some moments need re-working and fine-tuning but for the most part Sore Thumb Group has put together a collection of hilariously poignant sketches. Perhaps the best is “Restraint” where Linton shows restraint with daily interactions while her inner voice tells it like it is in great over-the-top fashion.

So thank you “Gimplecapped” crew for not being afraid to be offensive, darkly funny, and honest. I mean, if you’re going to make jokes about Oscar Pistorius’s stumps and have a chat with Jesus you definitely need to be fearless. Which is pretty inspirational. I definitely hope to see more from Linton and Alsum.

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