IndyFringe review: "Andrea Merlyn's Greatest Hits (and Missus)" 

Andrea Merlyn (Taylor Martin) is confrontational, crude, abusive and condescending -- and that's exactly what makes her so likable. With a self-awareness that often seems lacking in the world of magic performances, Merlyn's show has an unpolished charm as (s)he combines rude humor and magic into a one-of-a-kind act. Andrea and her assistants are playful and engaging, visibly enjoying themselves while performing their largely impressive tricks. Martin's various guises and accents are sometimes a bit distracting, but the show maintains an upbeat engagement. The between-trick banter is often quite amusing, including what is most likely the only IndyFringe reference to Alice B. Toklas brownies. Being plucked from the audience as an assistant can be brutal, but this show has a lot of heart. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m.

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