From the moment Stephen Spiegel appears doing an inside riff on his acclaimed Edwin Booth role from last year’s Fringe to what comes next, the surprises are fast and funny. Audience members will be able to recognize their own plight and discomfort in how we manage to get through a (Fringe-burned) show from dimmed lights to curtain call if we know we want out..
What I didn't like
While the third piece is very funny and moves into high drive early own courtesy of two wonderful and dry comediennes, it isn’t particularly related to the theme of the show—that of the predicament of the harried or disgruntled audience member at a theatrical event. If (in the future) there was a way to tie the third piece more directly in with the other two pieces, it would help justify the umbrella title, “Buy One, Get Two Free.”
My overall impression
A light, breezy way to spend an afternoon or early evening—yes, there are three vignettes, all of which end up going this way, that way, and the other—all to the benefit of the audience. The comedy stradles the broad and the nuanced moment very well and the actors are all accomplished.