Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Jane Austen is Dead

Fringe is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Well, something like that. I've seen some great shows so far. Tonight, Jane Austen is Dead was a real mixed bag, with some ambitious character swapping by the actor and a few witty anecdotes thrown in for good measure. While she managed to pull some of them off really well, there were some truly ambiguous moments that I'm still wondering about even now.

Sadly, my friend and I could relate to so many of the dating and relationship experiences portrayed in this play. They got lots of nervous laughs from the mostly female audience, and perhaps a few smirks from the token males. We wondered if they were there to impress particular women, or maybe to get some tips for themselves about what not to do? Either way, this was definitely a show for the ladies and while it lacked the depth it tried to convey, it was a harmless night out.

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