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FAIR

ensemble theatre · wishbone theatre collective · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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STEVE NEVIL certified reviewer June 12, 2017
The Wishbone Theatre Collective has seemingly come out of nowhere to create one of the great theatre pieces of this year's Fringe festival. Built around a somewhat sordid event involving a passionate affair and a cast-off lover, the company uses vaudeville, contemporary comedy riffs, stylized theatre, and real emotional urgency to create a tapestry that tells the tale of murderess Laura D. Fair in the west of the late 1800's. The performances by this cast of eight are stellar, but special mention must be made of Laurie Jones' turn as the anxiety-laden Dr. Lyford, a portrayal that would make comedy goddess Carol Burnett proud. Jessica Lynn Verdi as Miss Fair is lovely and her acting ability grounds the show in a surprising reality The ... full review
RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer June 15, 2017
Very well-done and entertaining! Great acting! Sure, there's scandal, betrayal, and murder - but there's also a lot of humor and (hey!) the killing is a crime of passion...and it's completely understandable, anyway! Let's face it - you'd probably kill under similar circumstances, too! A fabulous show!... full review
JAMES COUGAR CANFIELD certified reviewer June 15, 2017
Really powerful, well acted, well designed, well constructed devoid piece of theatre. Important and powerful, go see it!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2017
Fair was my favorite Fringe show this year! I loved the balance of realism, humor, surreality, and drama. The cast is incredibly talented, the script was well-written, and the show's direction was pitch-perfect.... full review