Mitchell Bisschop is a fine actor who should be far more famous than he currently is. He’s also written an excellent play. I’d love to see it made into a film but I’d want him to play all the parts he plays (Peter Sellers and Mike Myers did it in their films, so why not?!). It’s very dark comedy with a genuinely scary ending that I really didn’t see coming, which is unusual for me. I loved the soundtrack choices and the projected visuals added an extra dimension to the story telling.
The play is a happy mixture of serial killer thriller, Twin Peaks weirdness, Dexter dark comedy and a great change from most one-person shows that spring from personal life-stories (I saw some very powerful solo shows so I’m not denigrating that format, but this was an impressive display of story telling by a solo performer.)
What I didn't like
Two TINY quibbles:
I’d love the bodies to have some actual real weight & be more realistic as I think that would have added to the horror and made the mix of comedy and drama even more uncomfortable.
I wish the TV anchorman clips had been higher quality on a green screen to seem more realistic (I’m happy to help make this happen for future productions!).
My overall impression
There’s very little I can say about this show besides make sure you see it if you can. It’s excellent and it was arguably the best thing I saw at the Fringe 2019.