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Poe and Mathews: a Misadventure in the Middle of Nowhere
The comedy pendulum swings from satirical to farcical when Edgar Allan Poe is shipwrecked with inferior writer Cornelius Mathews in this clownish romp from Los Angeles duo Brian Kuwabara and Emily Windler.
A gothic Laurel and Hardy, the duo pass the time playing childish games, writing stories that hew to the Poe formula — “And then he dies!” — and scrounging for fruit and protein.
Windler is a wonder as the ravenous Poe, who’s given to rubber-faced slow burns as the relentlessly cheery Mathews pesters him with suggestions for stories they can co-author.
The energy flags a bit at the finish, but for the most part, the plot and players are murderously funny.
— Pat St. Germain
From the Fringe program:
Poe and Mathews is an absurd and whimsical show about Edgar Allan Poe, an esteemed and vain American writer, stranded on a deserted island with Cornelius Mathews, a loveable oafish writer.
Poe tackles the 8 stages of grief as his sanity wanes in this absurd clown show filled with slapstick comedy, sly wit and 1980's hits. Starring two performers who helped bring you Fringe 2012's Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hansom Cab Killer (4 Stars)
"Laurel and Hardy Waiting for Godot" - Kings River Life
Director: Brian Kuwabara and Emily Windler
Cast: Brian Kuwabara and Emily Windler
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 mins.
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