This show was one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen at fringe this year. I really hope they get an extension because I want my former emo friends to see it. If you haven’t lived (or rather, survived) the Era of Emo circa 2005-2009ish you won’t get the inside jokes. But if you’re like me and spent your middle school days layering Hollister polos and writing “s(he) be(li)ev(ed)” in nail polish on the sides of your black Converse then you’ll be laughing your head off. They included so many of the cringe-worthy and yet all-too-real references right down to the little things (like how being gay was for some reason an insult back in those days).
What I didn't like
I do think that for fringe it would be best to cut it down a tad. I chalk most of this up to the fact that I’m in fringe mode and used to seeing 1 hr shows so I’m sure the length would be fine if it were the only play I was seeing that day
My overall impression
This show was painful to watch. Wait, let me explain. This is a good thing because pain is literally the coolest thing an Emo kid could ask for (it’s Goth-Speak for “really forking great”). I had actual flashbacks to Jack Skellington hoodies and shoelace belts. I looked down at my hands and suddenly I was wearing black nail polish and holding a T-mobile Sidekick. This show is FULL of hilarious, all-too-familiar references to everything your mid-00s emo self would die for. Get it? Because dying is cool. RAWRR XD