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IndyFringe: ONEymoon (A Honeymoon For One)

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 9 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m. 2011

What girl hasn't imagined her dream wedding? This girl, nominee for 2011 Canadian Comedy's Best One-Person, imagined a dream wedding...to herself. This high-energy solo comedy is funny, smart, and warm.

NUVO review
3.5 stars

As its title suggests, ONEymoon is a one-woman send-up about a character so self-absorbed she decides to cut through the clutter of dating and relationships to marry herself. Christel Bartelse, the creator and star of this show, is a formidable, thoroughly entertaining performer with tremendous physical gifts  at one point, she even tap dances. But, while her show hits some predictably funny and uncomfortable notes, it settles for an easy- listening ending, instead of trying to get at more provocative truths about ourselves and the others we (think) we want to be with. - David Hoppe

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

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