Theatre and Chill?

comedy · bag o' bones · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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June 17, 2016 certified reviewer

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Theatre and Chill is sexy, clever, and laugh-out-loud funny. Each of its three stand-alone scenes are excellent and unique, exploring scenarios and interactions that are, at the core, infused with pure and familiar humanity. The scenes are filled with twists and turns that infuse them with dark humor and a refreshing sense of bold and unabashed honesty. Each scene sets you up for a cliche, a scenario you’ve seen played out 100 different times in 100 different places. You wait expectantly for some variation of the scenario you know will happen. It’s then, in that first 5 seconds of comfort, that twists of unfamiliarity emerge, making each scene suddenly strange and alive. The discomfort in this lack of familiarity brilliantly forces the formerly complacent audience member to question the expectations they started out with, to question their perception or understanding of the world, to step back and examine their own humanity, and asks them to leave the brief hour with a more open mind and heart. Brilliantly acted, incredibly entertaining, deeply human piece of theatre. I highly recommend it to any Fringe goer!

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