Now this is how you do it. My personal feelings of Michael Shaw Fisher aside (I love the man), he has written and composed and performs an AMAZING piece of theater. Remember the award-winning The Devil & Billy Markham last year?? This is EVENBETTER (And that’s saying a lot:-)
Script is flawless, every moment of the 70 minutes are crystal clear, in intent and content; even the songs advance the plot and emotional journey, and there’s ample variation in the melodies of the musical numbers. Jeff Summer’s direction is seamless, invisible, and the two musicians are equally flawless. But it’s Michael’s show all the way, he is mesmerizing—I truly believed I was sitting in a pub late at night listening to the Bard regale us with his fascinating life.