Fringe 2019 Review: 'Ray Bradbury's H2O'


David Lee already has a well-earned Fringe Lifetime Achievement Award, but after his latest one-man triumph, he might have to regenerate like a Time Lord so that he can be presented with another. In Ray Bradbury’s H2O, Lee and producer/director Margaret Nolan return to the seminal sci-fi author’s short stories, bringing three classic tales ("The Lake," "Picasso Summer" and "The Million Year Picnic") to quietly compelling life on the intimate Goldman stage.

With H2O, Lee again allows audiences to experience the power of storytelling in its purest form, allowing the literary yet accessible text – assisted by some atmospheric sound effects – to speak for itself without flashy production values. Unlike many solo performers at the Fringe, Lee never strains or pushes in telling his stories; instead, he patiently seduces listeners with his entrancing voice, gently luring them in, then expertly underplaying the most devastating emotional moments for maximum impact.

Using little more than words, David Lee builds dazzling visions of ephemeral masterpieces and alien metropolises. Be sure to experience them at Fringe before they’re swept away like sandcastles on the shore.

Ray Bradbury's H20

Susan Turner and Kangagirl Productions
Orlando FL
Ages 13 and up
60 minutes
Wednesday, May 15th 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 18th 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 19th 12:15 PM
Tuesday, May 21st 8:30 PM
Friday, May 24th 10:45 PM
Sunday, May 26th 7:15 PM

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