IndyFringe review: "Crossing the Bridge" 

Crossing the Bridge represents the kind of well-executed movement-infused theater we could use more of in Indianapolis. Adapted from a Studs Terkel oral history on one man's death from AIDs, Crossing combines monologue and realistic scenes with lyrical dances, lounge singer mugging, spoofy sketches and actor-created sound effects. In being stranger than life, it looks a lot like life: tender, beautiful, painful, ridiculous, joyous, foolish and pitiful. Leonix may themselves only be at the tip of the iceberg of what might be said and felt through movement theater. At times, Crossing seems too silly and, other times, too maudlin. Its many just-right in-between moments, however, make it worth investigating. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 p.m.

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