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Until you stop and think about it, or you watch an hour long play about it, you don’t realize how the bathroom really is the heart of the household. Sure, Sh!tshow might at first come off as a wacked out diatribe about everything fecal, but it’s really not. What we all do in our washrooms is a big part of our lives. We all have many ‘things’, call them movements, in the washroom in common. It takes a great play to dissect washroom activities down to a digestible list of happenings. If my list is correct, Sh!tshow covers…male grooming, stall choice, inopportune Taco King repercussions, masturbation, pregnancy tests, a girl’s first period, how cute things eat feces and relationship negotiations. Now certainly I may have listed them here, but the depth in which these are discussed and the common awkwardness we all feel is what carries this hilarious play. Unfortunately, this shit gets a little tired and try's a little too hard at times.

Three out of five stars.

more in Fringe Reviews     |     posted Aug 15th, 2010 at 7:23pm     

Comments: 2

bmcivor wrote:

So, when this article was first published it was given a 4 out of 5 stars. Now there has been an addendum added with the last sentence and a rating decrease to 3 out 5 stars. This article was a very fair assessment of the piece and now tarnished with a tacked on final line which diminishes the whole thing. Thank you.

on Aug 17th, 2010 at 5:03pm Report Abuse

alistairhenning wrote:

Actually, the addendum and lowered rating was present in the initial review, and there was an error in posting. So the change was in fact a correction, not a corruption.

on Aug 18th, 2010 at 5:09pm Report Abuse

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