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#HFF19 ‘Pretty Witty Nell’, reviewed

Reviewed by Guy Picot In 2015 British actress Bella Merlin brought her one-woman show, Nell Gwynne: A Dramatick Essaye in Acting and Prostitution to the Hollywood Fringe. This year Melanie Johnson steps into the corsets in Rogue Shakespeare's "Pretty, Witty... Continue Reading →

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#HFF19 ‘Internal’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Internal is the newest immersive piece from They Played Productions and it’s their strongest showing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival yet. Walking down Vine in Hollywood at night on your own, many people are wary of... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Pit of Goblins’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey You hear “one-person show” and you get the image of someone using direct-address to talk to the audience about their story – coming to Los Angeles, their disease, whatever it is that their personal story might... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Livin’ The Dream’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If ever a Fringe show were to be labeled unironically as “charming,” Bob Leggett’s Livin' The Dream is the one. There are other adjectives as well, of course: fascinating, informative, inspiring… but “charming” is the blanket... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Ed Goodman’s Ol’ Timey Brainwash’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Ed Goodman is a talented, otherworldly crazy man. And he has a solo show. Thank God. Fans of Goodman may remember his portrayals of Mark Twain in both Poe Show and Mark Twain Answers All Your... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘By the Light of the Moon’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Women live in horror. And none more so than those of us living in the present. It’s a shocking and broad statement. But true … sometimes. We are the eyes that are... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Dandy Darkly is a fantastic storyteller in the classic American tradition of Mark Twain, telling ghostly tales peppered with a liberal amount of political activism. Where he and Twain differ is the sparkly jumpsuit, the fiendish... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Mr. Yunioshi’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey There are no rules for solo shows and the ones that break solo conventions usually reap the rewards, especially if the way the subject matter is addressed is passionate, unique, and smart. J. Elijah Cho’s Mr.... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Hide Your Fires: Butoh Lady Macbeth’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Butoh is not a style of theatre rampant in Los Angeles – it’s a Japanese dance theatre requiring intense control and extreme emotion. Back this year at Hollywood Fringe, after last year’s Butoh Medea, is Ren... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Johnny 81’, reviewed

Reviewed by Guy Picot John Gonzales is a gifted story-teller who has written a collection of short stories about his unconventional childhood. There's a rogue's gallery of colorful characters who twelve-year-olds don't usually get to meet, courtesy of his single... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Lock Your Heart, Elder P.’, reviewed

Reviewed by Kevin Hopps Wearing a black suit, white shirt, black tie, and a name tag, Robert W. Perkins, the playwright and solo performer of Lock Your Heart, Elder P., delivers an engaging and emotional performance throughout this memoirish play,... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Fertile’, reviewed

reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move I've been to hell. Have you? Hell and back. That's what making baby magic is sometimes about. For Jenny, trying to get Fertile, is just the worst! Any woman who's been through... Continue Reading →

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