Knee Jerk

Dream Theatre
556 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616
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The Audience has a Knee Jerk Reaction

Many scenes ended on a provocative note, so it made sense to end the show in the same manner. This is one of those shows with no bows at the end, and it worked very effectively here. A Fringe volunteer sitting behind said flatly, I am not sure what is going on. Several of the actors peeked out from behind the black back wall, not wanting to leave with so many bemused patrons still in our seats. We patrons will show them! If you are not doing the customary bows, then we in the audience will not leave until we are good and ready. Takes one to know one. Enjoy our knee jerk reaction. It was a delicious exchange, fourth wall be damned. A Fringe techie was on the stage, changing lighting for the next show, and she suddenly became part of the next scene. She was convincing as a technie. Oh wait, did the show end? Once the Getting to Know Tape ended, this show ended.

No bows, so I will stay

Ive seen about a dozen shows that had no bows at the end, and this is one of those shows. It worked very effectively here. Many scenes ended on a provocative note, so it made sense to end the show in the same manner. A Fringe volunteer sitting behind said flatly, I am not sure what is going on. Several of the actors peeked out from behind the black back wall, not wanting to leave with so many bemused patrons still in our seats. We patrons will show them! If you arent doing the customary bows, then we in the audience wont leave until were good and ready. Takes one to know one. Enjoy our knee jerk reaction. It was a delicious exchange, fourth wall be damned. A Fringe techie was on the stage, changing lighting for the next show, and she suddenly became part of the next scene. She was convincing as a technie. Oh wait, did the show end? Once the Getting to Know Tape ended, this show ended.

Interesting show

Well-performed with interesting topics, this show did address in most of the skits the extreme consequences to our worst uncontrolled responses. In some of them the point was vague and seemed rather random, whereas others it was poignant and powerful, clear in its intention. It was quite jerky in the transitions, and the ending, very abrupt and seemingly uncoordinated, left the audience rather confused as to what had happened, or if the show was continuing. Not the worst show of the Fringe in the least, but it could use some polishing.

RE:Great!

Funny! Sad! Great acting! I really enjoyed these guys.