Fringe Review: Take Off Your Shorts




Playwrights’ Round Table, Orlando’s own theatrical writing collective, offers Take Off Your Shorts, a gaggle of four short comedies, as its contribution to this year’s Fringe Festival. Each one-acter has its fun and funny moments, although only one play displays a mature use of language and structure.

The best of the quartet is The Seven-Second Itch, by Stephen J. Miller, in which Kristen Dewey and Jo’el Perez play two ADD victims on a blind date. The verbiage comes fast and furious and, of course, the running gag is that neither participant remembers what the other has said only moments before.

Every Inch Counts by Irene L. Pynn stars Caitlin Burdey and David Strauss as strange strangers on a one-night stand; A Troubling Issue features Burdey, Perez and Strauss as three goldfish; and If You Could Go Back has Dewey, Perez and Strauss playing a trio of time travelers. —Al Krulick

Take Off Your Shorts! Four Comedies by PRT

Playwrights' Round Table (Orlando, FL)

Rating: M

Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations

Run Time: 55 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Remaining show dates:

Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:30 PM

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 5:00 PM

Keep up with our ongoing Fringe coverage here!


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