FRINGE REVIEW: Busted Bumpers and Other Metaphors

There’s something about really good solo shows that always inspires me.  BUSTED BUMPERS AND OTHER METAPHORS is an exceptional solo performance, with sneaky insight and wisdom from such a young playwright.  Alexx Rouse admits that she’s had years of therapy; it shows in all the right ways.  The things she learned about herself, the connections she’s made about her relationship with her father, all of it is quite remarkable.  From understanding what makes her father different from others – from the obvious, like his influence on her musical tastes, to the deeper and more significant inherited traits, she just gets it.  And she conveys it with a mature communication style that delights.

Rouse is spunky, with rapid-fire delivery of stories of growing up and navigating relationships.  She is exceedingly charming, but sly.  Expressive, but in control.  How fortunate is she to get to work with veteran solo artist, Erika Kate MacDonald, who directed this piece?  Together, they’ve created theatrical dynamite.

I lept to my feet at the end of the performance; it definitely one of best shows I’ve seen so far at this year’s Fringe.

BUSTED BUMPERS AND OTHER METAPHORS runs in the Art Academy Studio again:

  • Jun 6, 2017 at 07:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 8, 2017 at 07:45 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 9, 2017 at 08:30 pm (Fri)

 Click here for tickets and more information.