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FRINGE REVIEW: Grimmer Than Grimmer Than Grimm

This play keeps the macabre delight going after last summer’s Grimmer Than Grimm. The deliberately gruesome, naughty foursome (Candice Fiorentino, Tyler Girard, Jon Paterson & Scott Walters) know exactly what they’re doing and have fun both with each other and the audience as they bring the darkest parts of fairytales to life. Excellent use of props (including some inappropriate conduct with Barbie dolls), wonderful costuming (courtesy of Anne Gurney) and deft sound design (thank you Aaron Macri) raise the production to the next level.  Audiences can expect to see abbreviated retellings of some classic tales with some modern day references, singing and improvised antics thrown into the fray.  The appeal of Grimmer lies in its light-hearted approach to the sinister, inviting the audience to engage with a latent fascination of all things ghastly. A scrumptious treat!

Four out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 14th, 2010 at 11:41am     

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