You-review-it Monday

January 20, 2014
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So what was your A&E weekend like?

Did you catch up on Oscar contenders at a theater near you? See any of the Winter Magic Festival at the Fringe Building or the Cook Theater? Show some love to 'Smash' star Megan Hilty at the Cabaret?

For me, the weekend featured "Tribes" at the Phoenix (which I'll be writing about shortly), tweeting @ibjarts through Sasheer Zamata's "Saturday Night Live" debut, some play reading (I've got a stack from around the country to read for a contest I'm helping to judge), and a road trip to Perfect North Slopes for some R&R (I'll be telling more about that soon, too).

And you?

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    We caught Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Footlite. As you pointed out, it is "edgy" and one should know what to expect going into the show. That warning aside, I knew very little about the show other than the basic premise. Damon Clevenger, Footlite's "go to guy" for quirky, odd characters usually steals the show when portraying the likes of Bat Boy and Igor. Damon got to really shine as a performer carrying the entire show as Hedwig. With no intermission and only a brief costume change break, Damon proved he is a solid, talented actor. From raw emotion, sultry flirtation, gender-bending ambiguity, and trashy humor, Clevenger's Hedwig captured the deeply tortured desire for love and acceptance.

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