Whew! It was another whirlwind of a week with the KC Fringe Festival. I scaled back my coverage a little bit from last year (14!)—that was nuts, I couldn’t possibly do that again! But just because I scaled back to nine total this year, doesn’t mean KCMetropolis.org scaled back. In fact, we exceeded our record, with more than 50 articles covering or related to Fringe. It was an exciting if exhausting week! We had a blast. Here are the direct links to my reviews:
- Companions … A recluse becomes entirely too attached to her television.
- Criteria … 300 years in the future, SSNs are the new segregation marker in the US.
- The Matchsellers … Energetic, fun emerging local bluegrass duo.
- The Pink Vampire Show … Local jazz vocalist sang favorites.
- Casino Royale … Mighty Mo Combo’s spy thriller-themed concert.
- Am I A Grown Up Yet? … Grayson Morris recounts her attempts at “adulting.”
- Conversations Across Time … Meetings between Gertrude Stein and June Jordan.
- Presidential Briefs … 44 songs in 50 minutes on all our presidents!
- The Engineers … Alt-folk duos with sweet lyrics and pop sensibilities.
BONUS: Not on Fringe, but I also saw Victor and Penny perform at the MET:
- Project X: Victor and Penny … Personal stories punctuated with hot jazz.