“The Next Best Thing” is one of those amazing experiences one can only have thanks to a Fringe Festival Brochure. I made time in my schedule to pop my Fringe cherry with a preview, and reserved a ticket with no prior knowledge. I had instant assurance from fellow artists that Antonio Sacre was a wonderful choice, and they spoke truth.
It’s just a man in a chair talking to us. Until it isn’t, and I really can’t say more without giving the experience away. Rest assured that Sacre and his Director Paul Stein master both simplicity and theatricality, perfectly suited to the stories he tells in “The Next Best Thing.” There are many worthy shows out there; make time to see this one.