Deep in Love
Deborah Asante; Indianapolis
You would be hard-pressed to find a more charismatic woman
in Indianapolis — let alone the Fringe Festival — than Deborah
Asante. Her warm demeanor is inviting and makes everything she says feel like
you're sitting at a family dinner, listening to your most interesting relative
tell a long story; it might not be told perfectly and the language might be
somewhat non-descript, but her personable, honest character makes up for any
short-comings in inventiveness. Her show is largely conversational, and each
performances features a different love story — though the term "love
story" is loosely defined. The stories are engaging, clever and memorable
— but not exactly groundbreaking.
Phoenix Theatre: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 26, 9:00 p.m.;
Saturday, Aug. 28, 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 10:30 p.m.