The brilliant writing and direction. The dedication and presence of the actors.
What I didn't like
The typical fit in the back of your car Fringe Fest set. Some of the short quick scenes felt unnecessary, better suited to film.
My overall impression
Goldfish is a beautiful metaphor of a play. The story of a child growing up and leaving home is well worn enough, but the depth and compassion of the writing burns throughout the seemingly ordinary story about the constantly conflicting emotions of parenthood, love and life. Dean Farell Bruggemans masterfully restrained and almost zen like direction serves to build the tension between the small cast of actors who skillfully deliver the brilliant, funny and insightful dialogue.