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The Tucker Mother Lode

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Freedy is a quiet, aging, lonely entomologist. Tucker is a mentally challenged, perpetually cheerful young man. Tannis is a streetwise tough.

We’re told that Tucker has somehow looked after a manic-depressive mother since he was 10, Tannis is likely involved in drugs and other crime, and Freedy struggles to continue the work of three generations of entomologists in his family — but we witness very little of this. Instead, every time the lights dim, we learn several months have passed, and some implausible change has happened: Tannis and Freedy are now a couple, Tannis is now a selfless, nurturing person, etc.

Acting and characterization are the strong points here. But the script, which definitely drags in parts, borders on preposterous.

— Janice Sawka

 

From the Fringe program:

The strands of this web extend between the shadowy margins of an inner-city walk-up apartment and a secluded curve on the sluggish urban river.

It is on this thread that the collector, the prophet and the tormentor co-exist, each in search of their own private mother lode.

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees

Warnings: Language

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