Do Not Kill Me, Killer Robots
The Great Ben Egerman Theater Adventure; Minneapolis
Ben Egerman's post-apocalyptic tale of a comical robot
rampage started with an excitable pace that turned out to be unsustainable for
his subject matter. His performance was energetic, but lacked focus; the funniest
moments were harshly interrupted by non-tangential interludes of cheese.
Egerman's homemade props and enthusiasm were fun; he has a great stage voice
and a likable demeanor, but there were too many long stretches of nothingness
amid otherwise sharp comedy. At the beginning he invited constant audience
intervention, but seemed lost when it periodically arrived.
Phoenix Theatre: Saturday, Aug. 28, 3 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m.