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Le Frenchword Presents "Fancy Mud"
Remember the days when fringe-goers would walk out of appallingly crappy shows? Why have we gotten so polite?
Seldom has there been a show more deserving of an exodus than this senseless, excruciatingly unfunny “comedy” by a Seattle trio. This two-man, one-woman outfit can’t even decide if it wants to be mystifyingly avant-garde or tediously conventional, as in a sketch about cellphones.
Blather about black holes, stupid non-sequiturs about rabbits (“Houseflies with bunny heads!”) horrendous singing and chanting (“Bunny cafeteria! Bunny cafeteria!”), cheap sexual humour, fits of hysterical laughter, wrestling, lame puns (“Kenyan/canyon”) — Fancy Mud wallows in it all, for 70 torturous minutes. Mud is a polite word for it.
— Alison Mayes
From the Fringe program:
"It's like a well-acted Three Stooges routine. Weird clown theater doesn't get much more charming than this." - The Stranger
"I haven't seen anything this deeply, unapologetically off-the-wall in this city in a while." - Seattlest
"These three are under-the-radar superstars." - Seattle Gay Scene
Come witness the pastel threesome tell the stories of The Last Lame Three-Legged Dying Cow, black holes, cell phones, The California Cute Cult, and uncover the origins of the universe.
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 75 min
Discount Tickets: $5 for Fringe performers
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM CDT: