FRINGE 2018 – THEATRE – Apartment of the Feign – Bakehouse – 2.5K

By Peter Maddern

Six young actors under the name of Max’s Masters present this limited play about Bert, an autistic young student, and his three imaginary mates Crane, a posh Englishman, Tess, a very loud cowgirl and Mira, the caring mute. To one whom finds communicating with the real world hard, especially given the loss of his mother, such friends seem very real. That is until one day a neighbour, Lisa, knocks on his door.

This is a simple and not daring set up and the script takes us nowhere particularly new. The actor as Lisa is the best of the players followed by the cowgirl and then Bert himself. (Unfortunately no program was provided to assist with identification.) On this Cheap Tuesday showing they found a generous and easily amused audience but beyond close friends and family I am unsure the delights this audience found would be likely to be embraced by others.

Kryztoff Rating   2.5K

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