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Remember field trips in school? Where they'd bus you out to some fun location for the day and you'd learn about something different or maybe tour a place rich in unique history? I don't either; usually they took us to Kennywood.

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A Modern Day Our Town

Billed as a ‘modern day Our Town,’ barebones productions opened Miki Johnson’s American Falls this weekend to multiple sold out audiences.  Johnson’s story tells the small town of America Falls, the tragic tale of a misguided family and how it becomes connected within the whole community.  Eight characters help to tell the grim account, and provide a true idea of what it is like to live in a small western town.  

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American Falls
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Middle Class Struggles

Detroit, as presented by the 12 Peers Theater has produced the sizzling play written by Lisa D’amour.  From May 14th through the 30th this production can be seen in Shady Side at the Maker Theater.  If you take a break from your busy lives and take in this show you will not be disappointed. 

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Fringe Sunday AKA The Lost Reviews

Bonnie and Clementine (on Their Way to the Grand Canyon, Explore the Limits of the Dramatic Form) relies on straight man comedy to produce a funny, strange, and satisfying show that breaks the fourth wall and explores dramatic tropes. Shannon Reed’s writing in the first story is superb, perfectly utilizing a skeptical straight man as a foil to a zany, out of touch protagonist.

Fringe Day 3: My Day at City of Asylum and the Mystery of the Tall Old Man Solved

Day three of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival and I am a pro at this point. I have my sun gear, canteen and extra thick layer of antiperspirant.

Fringe Day 2: Murder, Raw Woman and Bears, Oh My!

After the excitement of the first two shows of day one of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, I had to keep the momentum going. Therefore, I doubled up on shows and hydrating fluids and hit the North Side for a four show tour.

Last but Not Least: Fringe Day 3

Day three of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival brought a diverse lineup for me to review, and it began with Major, Part of Teen Fringe.  Why not give a chance to those who aspire to be the next Audrey Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Humphrey Bogart, or Jack Nicholson.  To deny them the chance would be anything but civilized, and after having seen the effort put out by those who starred in Major, well, I ca

Religion, Murder and 9/11: Fringe Day 2

St. Jimmy Celebrates “Food at Our Feet” is right at home at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. Jimmy Grzelak delivers a sermon-like cabaret posing the question: What is the relationship between God, sustenance, copyright laws, sex, and Food network? While the answer is not explicitly stated, the journey is as satisfying as beat salad served with brie and figs on toasted naan.

Fringe Festival Rocks the Northside Friday Night

Hedwig and the Angry Inch succeeds both in humor and in sound. Ryan Borgo does a terrific job of displaying the duality of Hedwig’s confused gender identity, while still maintaining her sass. Hawk tells Hedwig’s tragedy with both parts despair and egotistical whimsy. This creates a sympathetic, yet pompous air for Hedwig fit for her character to a T.

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