Saturday, August 13, 2016

Fringe Festival 2016: "Theatre Forever's The Accident Book"

Day: 9

Show: 39

Category: Comedy

By: 7 Hornets Theatre

Directed by: Jon Ferguson

Location: Ritz Theater Proscenium

Summary: At a conference to help businesses and business people better themselves, weird and wonderful things happen.

Highlights: This show is truly wonderful, as in full of wonder. In typical Theatre Forever style, it's strange and perplexing, but also lovely and profound at times. Upon entering the Ritz theater, we're all given nametags, but not with our own names. There's a bit of audience participation as the conference starts and we're asked to share in the activities (but don't worry, it's nothing too scary). We get a few weird inspirational-type talks. Then things take an odd turn as someone "splits his reality wide open" and we all enter a new reality, a hyper reality, where chairs are mountains and the sky can be seen through the ceiling. The cast (Elizabeth Hawkinson, Jamie Jablonski, Sam Kruger, Jahsiah Mussig, Abishek Nair, Eric Weiman)  is wonderfully open and expressive as they lead us on this strange and unexpected journey. The Accident Book is odd, haunting, funny, and magical.