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. . . or better still, money for a turkey burger and a couple-few Bells Two-Hearted Ales. Because the list of shows playing tonight that have earned the approval of your Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad is long on variety, and long on length.
The Von PufferhÃ¼tte Family Singers! (the musical). ” . . . the dead baby is presented, as is the entire show, too cartoonishly to ever be very shocking,” says Ian. Studio, 6 p.m.
Alternative Methods. Our Sophia Bushong lauds this condemnation of torture as “effective and moving.” The editor apologies for overlooking this one when he was trying to corral the few-ish fringe offerings with political themes. Shop, 6:30 p.m.
Twisted: A Collection of Urban Fairy Tales. “The superb direction of Jennifer Crooks, the remarkable acting and clever creations of the Eleventh Hour Ensemble make for a perfect Fringe show,” gushes Ann. Goethe, 8 p.m.
Tales of Love and Sausages. “Falling in love leads to ludicrous behavior and sausages make very useful metaphors,” observes Sophia. We’re sure she means the one about how it’s better not to know how sausage, or art, gets made. Studio, 8 p.m.
ten/thirtyfour is a show we haven’t reviewed, but should have. It’s an original play by K.W. Kuchar about the 1968 DC riots that erupted after the news broke of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s assassination in Memphis. Kuchar interviewed witnesses, journalists, and Civil Rights activists as research before penning this opus. Warehouse, 8:30 p.m.
Finally, paperStranges Performance Group‘s renewed Medea recasts Euripides‘s ur-tale of a woman scorned as, says Trey, “an elemental at large among the supposedly civilized Greeks.” Redrum, 10:30 p.m.