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It’s not technically the weekend, but tonight Ann Willemssen emphatically recommends Elephant, a performance art/dance piece featuring naked young women and audience engagement. None of that ‘See it if,’ ‘Skip it if’ stuff. Willemssen writes simply: “You should see it,” and “Don’t skip it.”

Catch ’40s-era dames and gents singing in Handbook for Hosts, on Saturday and Sunday.  Chris Klimek describes the show as “an amusement of striking originality and of unceasing sensory pleasures.”

Sci-fi meets rock opera in When ET Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on Sunday. The show’s charms are such that they even won over Dee Moondi, known to be a hard-to-please discerning critic. “As far as Fringe goes, you may not see a tighter production,” he writes.

Well, maybe not until you see the two-man show A Walk in the Woods. The quality of the writing is indisputable—it was nominated for  a freakin’ Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, after all. But the acting delivers, too. Jeff Baker and Anthony van Eyck make the material sing. But you better act quickly if you want to see it—Sunday’s show is sold out, and Saturday’s shows are selling fast.

I’m sure you all know this and have been logging on faithfully, a reminder never hurt anyone: For the most comprehensive and incisive Fringe coverage in town, check out our Fringe & Purge blog. See you this weekend at the Fort!