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IndyFringe: Beer Can Raft and Other Plays

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 10:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 4:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Just to be clear: There aren't sharks in this. We dont want you to worry. About sharks. Because there are none. Not here, anyway. But there are some awkward silences. And a man and a woman with history. And three people, floating, on a raft of beer cans, looking for shore. Like you. Though you may not be on a beer can raft.

NUVO review
3.5 stars

In four unrelated comic and dramatic scenes, playwright and Indianapolis Business Journal arts critic Lou Harry ponders how fate and circumstance make couples out of singles and singles out of couples. My favorite, which doesn’t fully fit in the overall theme, plunks us into a failed encounter group in which a single woman questions the agenda of the two moderators, who are a couple. “The Meeting” is curious and doesn’t explain itself, as the others scenarios tend to do. Throughout all, however, there’s thoughtful writing, plus engaging acting by Georgeanna Smith, Spencer Elliott, Matt Goodrich and Julie Mauro. - Josefa Beyer

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12

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