This show is incomplete. This show is rough and flawed. And you should absolutely go and see it, because it’s what the Fringe is all about. It’s a work in progress and as such, it has some moments that don’t work, yes, but it also has some wonderful, sparkling moments that let you know it’s on the right path and it’s going to reach the goal.
It’s a little hard to follow at times, but you try squishing 1000 plus pages into a relatively short time and some songs. That doesn’t matter, because we begin the journey knowing that we’re watching curated, edited for Fringe highlights. It made me want to read the book and to go back in its next incarnation to see how it develops.
There is a ton of good music including a couple of lovers’ duets that are both sweet and achingly ironic and a trio about vice that leaves one chilled and thrilled (needs to be longer and to appear even more as a theme here and there. Love!!) Also a lot of strong acting, not to mention a funny, cute kid. Go and support it as it moves to the next level, you’ll be glad you did.