Life Plan, or Living Your Best Life in a Collapsing World

last to leave · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by ERIC DEPRIESTER

June 29, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

This was the perfect way to explore our current existential dread, addressing the ills of modern life behind the curtain of bold-faced insanity. The writing was satirically sharp, the actors all game for anything and more than capable of handling some improvised moments, and the overall production was immersive enough to make you actually think about boarding that armored bus, for a moment. Silly, insightful, in-your-face, and reassuring, with a self-aware narrative that turns the presentation against itself, Life Plan is one of the most unique and enjoyable shows I’ve seen this Fringe.

What I didn't like

The concluding musical address to the audience was wonderful, and I would’ve liked more of that.

My overall impression

An absurdist, futurist sales pitch that manages to subvert every convention of inspirational speeches while being inspirational itself. A hard balance to pull off, and it doesn’t hurt that the whole show is viciously hilarious and delightfully performed.

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