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Fringe Show Reviews

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The Finkles' Theater Show!

R&R Productions / Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 07/11/2011 2:16 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/21/2011 7:59 PM | Updates

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Planetarium Auditorium (Venue 10), to July 23

As Wanda and Carl Finkles prepare their first theatre show, she is suddenly worried that their presentation might not make sense. He gleefully dismisses her fretting with, "It doesn’t have to make sense, it’s theatre." That’s worth a chuckle — one of the few in this painfully earnest, low-wattage comedy.

These ditzy geeks — she wears a fanny pack with her dress and he has oversized glasses under a pyramid-shaped ’do — break into dance with the news they got accepted into a theatre festival but abruptly stop because of simultaneous wonky stomachs. The clueless keeners hold auditions, but no cast shows for opening night and of course Carl trips making his entrance. Mercifully, the audience doesn’t have to watch their show.

Rachel Petrie and Ryan Lear of Minneapolis show admirable commitment to their naive characters but the show’s sickly sweetness causes wonky stomachs in the theatre, too.

-- Kevin Prokosh

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

They only gave us 60 words to describe this show in the program, so we are making every word written here count! No word wasted. None. Ready, set, go! A note from the Finkles: "Hey there, friend! Come see our first-ever show! We may be new to this, but we are so excited to --

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Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 MIN

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $9 for Opening performance

Warnings: May induce laughter.

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