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Do Not Kill Me, Killer Robots

The Great Ben Egerman Theater Adventure; Minneapolis

2.5 Stars

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.


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