Giants of Theatre, Indianapolis
Marian Underground: 317 New Jersey. A play that portrays
Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln and Buddha as drinking
buddies might seem sophomoric, but I bet most of the players are high school
seniors, at least. Giants of Theatre, which performed at Fringe's youth forum
last year (Gorrest Fump), joins the Fringe mainstream with a twisted innocence
reminiscent of Mad TV. A hippy Jesus ponders pretzels, Shakespeare steals
everyone's writing and a femme Lincoln advises his friends to "chill-lax."
There's plenty to edit and crudities to make you wince, but there are also good
lines, good timing and good karma.
Friday, Aug. 27, 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug.
28, 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 1:30 p.m.
For more, see indyfringe.org.