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IndyFringe: Satan LIVE!

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m., Tue., Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 10:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 6 p.m. 2011

This musical takes you through a coming-of-age tale of unorthodox beginnings...Well, it's Satan. That's right: The Prince of Darkness recalls his childhood through music, laughter, and touching moments.

NUVO review
2.5 stars

Giving Satan a chance to strut his stuff and crack wise about human self- righteousness and hypocrisy amounts to a kind of theatrical chestnut. Writers and performers have been trotting old Ned out to offer ribald commentary about human hypocrisy for centuries. In Ben Asaykwee’s iteration, the Devil’s a lounge singer. This is a promising set-up for an unevenly paced show that, nevertheless, has its moments  thanks largely to Asaykwee’s limber jazz singing. The opening, which uses topical references to make an alarmingly convincing case that this has been one hell of a summer, is particularly effective. - David Hoppe

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

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