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IndyFringe: Little Red Riding Hood

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 10:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 6 p.m. 2011

What if you had the chance to find what you thought had been lost forever? One man is given such a chance, and he searches to find his sister, while at the same time finding his place in the world. This adapted version of Little Red Riding Hood brings a surprising twist to familiar characters. Recommended for mature audiences.

NUVO review
2.5 stars

A challenging presentation of multiple issues, the show fails to fully materialize into a coherent point — and there’s an awful family secret that isn’t cognitively revealed. Theatrically this piece has potential with further development. The episodic format has value in showing a fractured mind and a fractured family as psychological drama. What doesn’t happen, however, is a depiction of sympathetic characters — they are cutouts, not multi-dimensional. The script begins with a long, repetitive voice-over, giving the impression of a dream spilling over with questions of a troubled past. Ryan Mullins, Michael Burke, Paul Nicely and Ross Percell work as a creative performing ensemble. - Rita Kohn

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

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