Skinny Dipping — Not Your Mama's One-Woman Show
Shanna Shrum; Chicago
Even without the slightest interest in Liza Minnelli —
to whom the show pays tribute — I found Skinny Dipping to be an
enthralling, well-balanced show of character-based comedy and subtle drama.
Shanna Shrum's intensity was supported by her vast talent as she went through a
handful of intertwining dialogues — each featuring its own unique
character. This performance is a complete package; it manages to cut through
layers of depth that most hour-long shows fail to, and Shrum is able to do it
all by herself.It is incredibly
dynamic, especially for a one-woman show, and Shrum's dark sense of humor is a
Phoenix Theatre: Friday, Aug. 27, 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.