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IndyFringe: Strike! The Musical

When: Sat., Aug. 20, 10:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 3 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 6 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m. 2011

STRIKE! The Musical is a one-act play driven by song and the all-female cast' quests to explore relationships to each other and the world. Delve into the lives of l0 individuals and the final 3 frames of the most important game of the year. The musical contains original songs by Ben Asaykewee.

NUVO review
4 stars

How do you create dramatic tension with hunks of wood that stand, fall and then get up to do it all once more? Apparently, bowling sounded enough like life to Ben Asaykwee, so he made characters out of bowling pins, each with competing life views (feisty new guy, jaded pro, sulky teen, etc.). Then he wrote tight choral arrangements and drafted 10 talented women to rehearse to near harmonic and fluffy comic perfection. À la Seinfeld, Strike! is about nothing, but “nothing” is lovingly explored through the sweet solos and duets of Maria Meschi and a cast of hardworking pinheads. - Josefa Beyer

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

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