Monday, August 15, 2005

JESUS IN MONTANA: Adventures in a Doomsday Cult

SHOW TITLE: JESUS IN MONTANA: Adventures in a Doomsday Cult
RUNNING TIME: 1h
VENUE: The Village Theatre
GENRE: Comedy/Solo Show
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: No
RATING (0-4): 1

RATING SCALE:

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!

COMMENTS:

This tale of brainwashing and spiritual awakening comes off more as an advertisement rather than a warning!

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

None

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but I think the subject matter is definitely worth pursuing further. This piece needs to be workshopped a bit more, but certainly not scrapped.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The description was so intriguing – someone who was really in a cult and now, years later, is telling all the crazy stuff that went on. Well, actually, I had a more interesting and in-depth conversation the night before about Scientology. Barry Smith’s personal anecdotes are only mildly amusing and a little droll. The script is actually very, very well written – however, Mr. Smith should stick to writing and creating power point presentations. He seemed very uncomfortable to be onstage.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because I'm a Christian, but I found Jesus in Montana involving, funny, clever, and a decent exploration of one man's spiritual journey. It was my favorite Fringe viewing next to "Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular" (not counting my own show, of course). I'd give Jesus in Montana at least a 3.

Melanie N. Lee
Librettist/Producer, Travis Tanner

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, Jesus in Montana won one of the Fringe awards for Best Solo Show. (Surviving David and another show also received that award.) So there!

MNL

11:47 AM  

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