Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fringe Festival: "The Nose"

Day: 7

Show: 20

Title: The Nose

By: The Piltdown Men

Created by: The Piltdown Men

Location: Illusion Theater

Summary: A politician's nose is accidentally cut off by his barber, and the nose takes on a life of its own - running for office against him and stealing the woman he loves.

Highlights: Based on a 19th century short story, The Nose is a delightfully absurd piece, well-performed by the three-man cast (Theo Langason, Matt Spring, and Brant Miller, the latter two also a part of the three-man cast in Four Humors' Lolita). With rapid-fire dialogue, odd and amusing dance interludes between scenes, musical accompaniment that provides a soundtrack (by Alex Kim), zero props or set pieces, and fully committed performances by the three actors in multiple roles, it's just a highly entertaining show. For only the second time in the Fringe, I forgot to take notes after about 5 minutes, so enthralled was I by the show. What else can I say?  It's great - their last show is tomorrow (Sunday) and it's well worth fitting it into your Fringe schedule if you haven't yet.