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Posted: 07/17/2010 12:40 PM | Comments: 0
There are a pair of gems in this quartet of comedy sketches from local playwright Dale Watts (Hide and Go Creak, 2009). Namely, veteran fringer Dave Pruden and novice Bluma Levine. She’s a natural, he’s naturally funny and the material rises to meet them in the final act, when they have their lawyers negotiate ground rules for a first date.
But earlier sketches are marred by Jewish stereotypes and inane dialogue. A Jewish salesman peddles papyrus; a dumb hip-hop Romeo and dumber Valspeak-spouting Juliet trade insipid lines in Judge Judy’s court. And a terminally stupid couple visit Sigmund Freud. A running gag about a philanderer almost redeems that sketch. Alas, it’s close, but no cigar.
— Pat St. Germain
From the official Fringe Festival guide:
Four short comedies:
Warnings: Subject Matter,
RECOMMENDED: General Audience
Son of Warehouse (Venue 5), to Saturday
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors
Under 13 not admitted.
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