I slowed down a bit because having two shows was catching up to me, but I have still seen some good things. Here are the highlights of Monday to Wednesday:
The Deep Blue - Moody, tortured, well-acted and directed. If you like a serious piece and if your fringe show choice doesn't have to be about laughs, this is a solid choice.
Her Mark - Atmospheric monologues about a family of women from Newfoundland. Gorgeous lighting and authentic in look and tone. I loved hearing the accents (reminded me of home - Fort McMurray). Cheryl Jameson delivers one monologue that nearly broke my heart.
Little Miss Understood - Any parent of a teen will relate to this, although the teen onstage seemed far more likable than was implied (maybe I'm just comparing her to my own). It's a light comedy and suitable for 10 and up.
eleven-oh-four - I CANNOT SAY ANY MORE STRONGLY: SEE THIS SHOW - This is my favorite of the Fringe so far. I am not done, but this is a brilliant new work, written and performed by Cat Walsh. She is excellent, hilarious, and note perfect. It's very funny, a little creepy and proof that simplicity is often best, especially with a strong script.
I hope you are all getting out to shows. I have 9 more tickets purchased and room for a couple more if I have the brain for it. I also have my second double header for Little Monsters and Crack tomorrow so if you are free in the afternoon - come and check them out! Crack is on at 2:30 p.m. and Little Monsters is at 4:45 p.m.