Two bloggers at Hour reviewed yesterday’s show. Here’s the second:
I was so impressed by the genuine light-heartedness of their spontaneous creations, I actually managed to surrender to the ride. Natural hams… these three comics made the most of nothing and proved to be at their best when the strains of managing the story-line reached the weirdest levels of absurd… and the packed crowd at the Petit Campus stage loved every minute of it.
The juicy bits:
Michaels, Rowland and Walsh are seasoned performers whose acting chops are almost as beefy as their wits, so expect a well-rounded show with almost no down time. Yesterday, they kept the energy high all night long in an exhausting (for them, surely) barrage of gag after gag. How do they come up with this stuff on the spot? For their comic timing and stunning creativity, Chicken Little is temporarily changing his mantra to herald METEOR as the improv show to end all improv shows at this year’s Fringe.
I saw Poison The Well on Saturday, and immediately decided it would win the Chapters award for Best Text. Poison The Well is a gripping thriller—emotionally-charged and full of surprises. Hey, there are even a few laughs thrown in to break the tension.
A bunch of us went to go see 7 (X1) Samurai at MAI last night. I was excited to see David Gaines’s one-man rendition of the classic Japanese movie “Seven Samurai” after I watched the 90 second trailer and it did not disappoint. Gaines is a seasoned and talented physical performer and it was a pleasure to see him switching between characters and establishing whole landscapes with just his fingers and some sound effects. Although the majority of the play is spoken in a sort-of gibberish Japanese, the actions and characters are supremely clear, which is a testament to Gaines’s presence and precision.