Sep 21, 2018

Reviews from ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH at the 2018 Elgin Fringe Festival

Performing ROBERT'S ETERNAL GOLDFISH at Elgin Fringe 2018

Audacity Theatre Lab's Robert's Eternal Goldfish

- Jeffrey Pierce, The Elgin Review

Every great piece of theatrical art bears of the stamp of something like divine intervention, in the form of a few words from the script that sum up the piece perfectly. Awash in the torrent of words that is "Robert's Eternal Goldfish" is this phrase: "horribly adorable."

The angry rants and picayune observational humor are just camouflage for a beautifully composed long-form prose poem filled with layered imagery, expressed through vivid descriptions of cafes, apartment life, memories and dreams. This piece would read beautifully on paper.

But Brad McEntire executes it convincingly as a neurotic loner in a hoodie and knit cap, with a musical and emotive delivery that fixes your attention no matter what the hour of night -- or degree of caffeination. Like anger management group therapy, you might be healed just by listening.

Audacity Theatre Lab at the Elgin Fringe 2018

-Fred Zimmerman, Elgin Fringe FB page

One man movie, yes I said a movie not just a show. The storytelling and theatrical presence in this piece go beyond a show. This man is painter of words, from his lips to your ears, he's got you hypnotized in wonder. The detail, imagery, the emotion that is expressed through his storytelling transforms the space and you into it from the chair you perch upon.  A must see and more importantly to HEAR.

Audacity Theatre Lab's Brad McEntire in Robert's Eternal Goldfish

- Andrew Ross, Elgin Fringe FB page

Masterful, intense, poignant,  brilliant,  insightful, oh and did I say intense?   By far one of the best storytellers I've ever seen, well delivered and meaningful. I'll be talking about this one for a long time.  This show is likely the best of show Fringe 2018. A must see.

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