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You know that story about the tormented rock star that was in the program? This isn’t it.
Due to a very late cancellation, the show is now slam poetry followed by a short improvised skit on a similar theme. Friday night’s show was performed by poet/actor Steve Currie and Caitlyn Curtis. The rest of the run will feature other guests or just Currie alone, depending on the date.
For two people who had only one day of rehearsal, the results were understandably rough in some spots, but actually pretty decent. The standout skit was the opener, depicting the awkward meeting of one-time high school lovers, one now a lawyer, the other working at Walmart.
Uneven, but given the situation, a good try. And Currie’s poetry is clever.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
The rock star Angie from the world-famous indie band Boo Boo, adored by millions of fans but driven to near-madness by the suffocating fame, escapes to the anonymity of a dingy motel room in order to reassess her life.
A slightly surreal, absurdly real and brilliantly genre-defying glimpse into the mind of a neurotic and genius rock star. And a twist on why we need music to live.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 75 min
Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Fringe performers
Warnings: Language, Gunshots,
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 6:23 PM CDT: