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IndyFringe: Slammed

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Thu., Aug. 25, 9 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 9 p.m. 2011

Meet Phoenix: an artist, but of the written word. The poet is surrounded by artists in a fish tank of memories. Some nice, some not so. Will she break through the walls of the tank or continue to swim in circles? This is a uniquely-told story by the fierce young playwrite Sharla Steiman.

NUVO review
3 stars

Slam poetry and hip hop rhyming effectively propel a story of love lost and unrequited in this powerfully acted drama written by Sharla Steiman and directed by Ty Stover. Set in a bohemian pad recalling the opera La Boheme, this piece features particularly strong performances by Lauren Briggerman and Jonah Winston. Steiman’s script is overstuffed with language, compensating a bit for a rather flimsy plot. But this language is also, at times, inspired and raises intriguing questions about how words define and limit us. - David Hoppe

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

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