Love for the ladies!

“Oh my Goodness, I had so much fun at this show... I cried because I was laughing so hard... We went through 30 pairs of socks in the first little ten-minute solo show... so satisfying.”

“If you can get a ticket to this, you won’t be disappointed... a must-see.... just go, get there!”

- Sara Fenton, See It Or Skip It LA

Only 4 shows left (2 per lineup)
Tix/Info: hff17.com/4395

Stage Raw Top Ten!

Easy Targets

Reviewed by Terry Morgan
Sacred Fools Theatre, Second Stage
Through June 24

RECOMMENDED

The redoubtable Burglars of Hamm have revived their parody of one-person shows, and it’s about the most fun one can have in the theatre. The concept is simple: four short solo shows are performed in the course of an hour, and the audience is encouraged to throw balled-up socks at the performers when it is offended by anything. This year there are two separate programs to attend — “The Women’s March,” performed by women or “America First,” performed by men. This is a review of the latter.

Hugo Armstrong is blissfully cornball in Jon Beauregard’s “Keep on Truckin’,” a shameless paean to the glories of driving trucks in America. The character goes on about how his truck horn is “the sound of freedom,” and rhapsodizes about how the Grand Tetons are really “the big titties” — then steals the show with a ridiculously long slow-motion crash sequence.

Albert Dayan is wonderfully loathsome in his own “Pride and Prejudice,” in which an investment banker rails against the difficulties white males have to face. It’s a piece exquisitely calibrated to incite a tsunami of socks from the crowd, particularly in a moment where he instructs all the women to leave the room and just go to the bathroom together or something.

Jon Beauregard is amusing if not quite despicable as Clark Gable in Carolyn Almos’ “Frankly My Dear” — which seems more of a gentle teasing of the Gable persona than a slam of celebrity bio shows. The program ends strong with Scott Golden in Matt Almos’s flamboyant “Town Hall,” in which a politician eschews answering his constituents’ questions and instead performs a conservative musical in bright red tights. Obamacare, the Wall and the giant disembodied head of Anderson Cooper make memorable appearances.

This show would be fun even if it were bad, but the writing is pointed and the performances are excellent. This is a genuinely hilarious production, and a Fringe must-see.

"Brilliant!"

From Tracy Paleo at Gia On The Move:

The most fun you will have at Fringe this year! Hugo Armstrong, Albert Dayan, Jon Beauregard, and Scott Golden, cross every possible line of stupidity, racial discrimination, insensitivity and political disgust in 4 truly outrageous America First inspired shorts. So creatively absurd is the comedy and so galvanizing is the writing, directing and performances (in collaboration with the Burglars of Hamm), you may be in jeopardy of spending an entire pay day check on socks! (Which FYI are sold in between each short).

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Hugo Armstrong in Keep On Truckin' (photo by Ben Rock)

Hugo Armstrong in Keep On Truckin' (photo by Ben Rock)

Orange Star Dinner Review

Hey, there is a very cool show happening August 31, 2015 in LA, that our pal and BEHAVIOR OF BROADUS co-director and choreographer, Ken Roht, created with our pal and BROADUS musical director John Ballinger! And it has lots of BROADUS cast members in it too. And it's lots of fun. Treat yourself to some entertainment and help the show get to New York. Go to Orphean Circus for info and tix.