Monday, June 23, 2014

The Fringe, The Spotty Truth And A Twisted Story

The Spotty Truth

The St. Louis Fringe was on this weekend in Grand Center. Thirty-five shows of an hour's length repeated over four days, ranging from bizarre to hilarious to thoughtful. We, naturally, went for the first two categories, catching seven acts on Friday and Saturday.

One of Friday's favorites was a Chicago improv troupe called The Spotty Truth. After a half-hour of typical (and good) improv gags, the feature presentation began. They got someone out of the audience, did a cursory interview and then strung together a series of mock-biographical skits, re-enacting the life of someone about whom they knew little and cared less. On Friday, they got some old guy with squinty eyes, a black iPhone belt holster (the twenty-first century equivalent of a pocket protector) who played stickball on the streets of New York as a child, had an interest in math and physics, and ended up in St. Louis. Needless to say, plenty of false propositions were proven to be true. 
                                   
The Spotty Truth With Biographical Subject

Ride Station

6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

How good of you to oblige!

Olivier said...

avec Bob en guest star

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha. What I wouldn't pay to have seen that!

Norma Beishir said...

You should have had Carolyn do a video!

William Kendall said...

That's a good way to spend an evening! They look suitably demented in the first shot!

Halcyon said...

I wish we had a fringe festival here. Must have been fun!