But if you were to put a gun to my head (NOTE: Not a literal suggestion), here’s the ranking I’d have to give at the present moment:
This was a good Fringe-ing year for me: Of all the shows I saw, only a small handful would I have graded below a “B.” Plenty were simply “A” material by anybody’s yardstick. And only one was outright vile. (Take a wild guess.)
Oh, and I’d like to give a belated shout-out to Marcie Schwalm’s Boogie Shoes, which nobody from OW managed to review (schedules are a bitch), but which was utterly heartwarming and delightful just the same.
Now start planning those 2014 shows, people