Alice Waters once said, “teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of education.” It’s a frequent criticism that if you ask kids these days where food comes from, they’ll likely tell you the grocery store.
When We Grow Up embodies the very essence of Fringe: it’s a chance to try out new ideas, and a chance to get up in front of people. The first fifteen minutes of the show are scripted. After that, the show is up to you, the audience.
Bob Lohrmann has the entire audience laughing during the first half of Priest/Penitent. Once our emotional walls are down, he seizes our vulnerability and guides us into the thought-provoking and moving second half.
Have you ever wished a version of “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret,” existed with a black and lesbian narrative and more erotica? J. Scales might have just what you’re looking for.
While the subtitle, “Stories I can’t f*ckin’ hear no more,” hinted at aggression, this was a performance that came from a place of understanding, not anger.