Sunday, August 19, 2007

Elephant in the Room - 8/19/2007

Inpired by Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, Dan Fogler's Elephant in the Room is a modern-day farce set in Manhattan plagued by global warming and a population turning into elephants. Part Ionesco, part South Park, part Mel Brooks, Elephant in the Room is a times very funny and ultimately thought-provoking. At one hour and forty minutes, it should be shorter – why the intermission? But the entire cast is having a blast and the fun is infectious. Fogler most likely does his play a disservice by directing it himself; he's be best to collaborate with a director and with a little work this could be a modern classic.

Fringe Rating: 7/10

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