Fresh Meat

karen bram casady · United States of America

world premiere
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June 15, 2018 original article
tagged as: hilarious · comedy · cannibals · furries · farce

What I liked

As crazy as this thing is, it has heart and something to say. It has cannibals wrestling with guilt that comes from realizing your next meal might be someone you once cared about. It has Furries who are confused, sometimes, about the line between human and cat relationships… and politics.

In the end, somewhere in the midst of all this bizarre chaos, there is a message about friendship and protecting those around us that we care about.

What I didn't like

Some of the comic timing at the preview seems a little rushed, almost manic. Things get so crazy, this show could slow down a little and still be just as funny, I think, while milking some of the friend-to-friend moments which is where the heart of this piece is most evident.

My overall impression

Crazy comedy!! Furries! Cannibals! Every year there is one Fringe show that I like to name the, “What the hell was that?!?!?!” show. This is the one for 2018. A madcap farce with over-the-top comedic moments, huge performances built on wide-eyed mugging and slapstick-style double takes, this reaches a completely unique tone unlike anything else in Fringe I have seen so far.

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