The Duchess & the Stripper

ensemble theatre · david bosley · Ages 18+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America

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GUY PICOT certified reviewer June 14, 2019
Really well-executed story about two outsiders who find common ground.... full review
CHRISTI PEDIGO certified reviewer June 24, 2019
This show is a delicious peak into history and what could have been. A realistic dream of the past. ... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 25, 2019
Fantastic. It's always heartening to see a drama at the Fringe which really nails it - and boy, this nails it. Great writing, great direction, and the performances of Blaire Chandler and Alli Miller are outstanding. They each have such ease on stage, inhabiting the characters like a second skin, and playing off one another (and the great Krista Conti) beautifully with zipping dialogue. With an important and powerful theme, and THE DUCHESS AND THE STRIPPER is one of the best shows at the Fringe this year.... full review
NICOLE STEINWEDELL certified reviewer June 06, 2019
So much fun!! ... full review
JOHN PATRICK DALY certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: women · political · burlesque · strong acting
Strong acting from strong women make for great story telling. Overall, a revealing look into the lives of two women who were going for what they wanted, using what assets they had. ... full review
VINCENT KIRK certified reviewer June 07, 2019
Loved this play! It's wonderfully written and performed. There's no wasted time in this play; it gets to the story right away and lets you enjoy the performances from the three wonderful actresses. It's got comedy mixed with really touching character moments and authentic emotionality. Definitely one to go see!... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 08, 2019
The show is brilliantly written by David Bosley and directed by Fringe veteran and mentor (as well as a truly talented actor in his own right) Ezra Buzzington. The cast was likewise perfectly set with AEA actress Blaire Chandler in the role of Wallis Simpson, Cherry Poppins queen Alli Miller as Blaze Starr and Krista Conti as Starr’s sister and assistant June Fleming. ... full review
STEPHANIE MARLETT certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: funny · sweet · charming · edgy · drama · comedy · Baltimore · Duchess · stripper · wardrobe · Dialogue · intrigue · fun
Beautifully written and executed. Fast-paced, funny, endearing, clever, original, charming - can you tell I loved it? Will be seeing it a second time this Friday.... full review
MATT DUGGAN certified reviewer June 15, 2019
This show is a total treat. Theater exactly how I like it: no frills, no unnecessary spectacle, just great writing and great acting. You see this show for the sharp banter and character-revealing, and especially the acting. Blaire Chandler is stunningly good. What a gem. She evokes emotion and moments with a touch of her pearl necklace, or a posture, or a flick of the eyes. Honestly, I could watch her read aloud from a dictionary. And Wallis Simpson's royal (she wishes) demeanor is perfectly matched and contrasted by Alli Miller's no bullshit no putting on airs stripper Blaze Starr. Miss Miller is fearlessly confident as she struts, changes wardrobe, and fires zingers at her stranger friend. These two women hail from different universes but ... full review
SCOTT LEGGETT certified reviewer June 15, 2019
One of my Fringe highlights! All three cast members are extraordinary. The direction was smart and tight. ... full review