solo performance · orangutan · Ages 15+ · United States of America

one person show
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BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 25, 2019
Beginning with the amazing script by Troy Deutsch, the brilliant diretion of Tinks Lovelace and the Tony-worthy performance by Kristina Mueller, this show should win the Top of the Fringe award hands down.... full review
MATTHEW ROBINSON certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: Bold · funny · dark · clever
This wild but simultaneously grounded show gives us a unique and sharp look at the origin of a demagogue and what leaders say about ourselves and those around him/her. Beautifully and masterfully portrayed by Kristina Mueller this show will have you hooked from A to B as it takes you to it's thrilling and shocking conclusion. Well directed by Tinks Lovelace and written with poetically sharp wit by Troy Deutsch ... full review
DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: dream · nightmare · topical · disturbing · creepy · funny
Imagine a fascinating nightmare--one of those fundamentally disturbing ones that blends all kinds of things in a weird brew of elements that somehow make kind of bizarre logic. Now suppose a nightmare more-or-less fostered by the challenge comedian Bill Mahr put out for Donald Trump to prove he was not the son of an orangutan. Now imagine someone staging that nightmare. You now have Orangutan by Troy Deutsch. The whole thing takes the form of a monologue by Trump's mother (Kristina Mueller), recounting a weird upside-down history of alternate timelines and supernatural intervention in which the woman gets a glimpse of what her child will be/become. I ended up fascinated, horrified, amused, and often just challenged as my brain tried t... full review