Nuvo is Indianapolis’ Alternative Weekly. This is a review by Jeff Cox from the 2010 Indianapolis Fringe Festival.
The Last Straight Man In Theatre
✮✮✮✮ (out of five)
This show is perhaps the only one this year where a single performer interacts with a projection of himself on a wall. While the idea might sound gimmicky at first, actor and writer Kurt Fitzpatrick pulls it off quite well. Fitzpatrick deftly and comically jumps between his myriad characters, both on and off the screen, creating hilarious conversations with himself. The resulting, multilayered interactions often have the feel of successful sketch comedy. Fitzpatrick’s characters weave in and out of each other’s stories and jokes spring to life in perpetually renewed and fresh contexts.