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It's the Prom!

comedy · patrick bean productions · Ages 21+ · United States of America

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CHAIRMAN BARNES uncertified reviewer June 06, 2015
I really wanted to like this show. I really did. On the surface It's the Prom has everything you would hope for in a Fringe show. It is a risky experiment in theater mounted by a group of adventurous young performers. Sadly, the experiment just doesn't work. Ostensibly a parody of the 80s teen comedy genre, the piece appears to be largely improvised around an outline of a plot with a few preset gags. (I attended a preview and was not given a program so I do not know if there is a playwright. If the show is fully scripted then it is poorly so.) This results in many awkward pauses where nobody is quite sure who should be driving the scene or what they should do next. In fact, most character interactions seemed to be about how to diseng... full review