Monday, August 3, 2015

Fringe Festival 2015: "Women's History Month: The Historical Comedybration (with fabulous prizes)"

Day: 4

Show: 20

Category: Comedy

Created by: Heather Meyer

Location: New Century Theatre

Summary: A sketch show about women in history. Because what's not funny about feminism?

Highlights: This super fun show deserves a bigger audience than the one that was at New Century last night (maybe I'm not the only one turned off by downtown traffic, construction, and parking?). It's really funny and also highlights important and accomplished women in a light-hearted way, so that you might not even realize that you're learning something. I particularly enjoyed the running gag about Rosie the Riveter applying for jobs (Rosie the Receptionist, Rosie the Radiologist, Rosie the Race Car), Laura Ingalls as a modern and emotionalal teen, the quirk-off between Zooey Deschanel and Virginia Woolf, a wine-drunk Mary Richards deconstructing her impossible to live up to theme song, and the fun and educational game shows which the audience can choose to participate in. Writer/performers Heather Meyer, Kelsey Cramer, Leslie Vincent, and Shannon Troy Jones are all funny and clever and so excited about the show that there was palpable excitement in the room even with a small audience. Go see this show to laugh and learn and celebrate women's history!