Dressing up Naked doesn’t add much

Fringe play rewritten and restaged

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When I first wrote about the 2010 Fringe production of Naked, I described the 20-minute vignette about a self-absorbed young girl and a hard working maid as “light as a soap bubble” and “a short, snappy theatre confection”. Since then, playwright Lisa Rose Snow (who also stars in the production along with Stephanie MacDonald) has extended the piece to 60 minutes by adding some video scenes and a second act. Unfortunately, the character and mannerisms of the petulant, agoraphobic rich girl becomes tiresome very quickly. I held out hope that she would change or grow with the added material, but that was not the case. Ultimately, this play delivers the depth of a sitz bath, rather than a claw-footed tub.

The Bus Stop Theatre
9:30pm July 18-20
8:00pm July 21-22

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