Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Ponzi Man

SHOW TITLE: Ponzi Man
RUNNING TIME: 2 h
VENUE: The Connelly Theatre
GENRE: Drama
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: Yes
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:

Ponzi Man centers around a family full of dysfunction and drama. The show has a Jerry Springer esque quality to it with potential incest, jail time, thievery, failing relationships, and ultimately misplaced love. However, even with these qualities Ponzi Man is a serious drama tackling many strong and tough family issues. I liked the premise of the show, but there were definitely some flaws. The actors seemed rushed at times and they seemed to be upstaging themselves. I wasn?t sure if that was the exact staging and if so, why the director might want that effect. I understand it was to create different rooms, but it did get confusing after awhile. The show is good but it definitely needs some cleaning.

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

Possible future after Off-Off Broadway, but it need some cleaning up.

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