Frida and Herself
SHOW TITLE: Frida and Herself
VENUE: The Linhart Theatre at 440 Studios
AIR CONDITIONED: Not really
RATING (0-4): 1
0 Run, don't walk, away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don't miss this one its FRINGE-tastic!
This show came off more like a “wannabe-Frida-the-movie”. There was nudity (which I thought was unnecessary) and actors French-ing life-size puppets. The puppet thing didn’t work for me. I didn’t really see the purpose. They were life-sized puppets playing human parts…why not have live actors? The puppets didn’t even do anything extraordinary, they just walked around stage. I think the show wanted to be creative and daring, but it didn’t come off daring to me. The dancing version of Frida didn’t even really dance, she just kind-of moved around looking glum.