Emily Guendelsberger Emily is City Paper's arts editor. She enjoys writing about feminism, opera, television, arts ecosystems, music theory, people with weird jobs and pretty much everything involving money. You can also find her writing at the A.V. Club and other fine publications.
Every year, there's hundreds and hundreds of performances at the , and unless it's one of the big shows, it's sometimes hard to tell what you're going to get. Here at Critical Mass we're sending writers to as many shows as we possibly can for 75 pocket-sized reviews over the course of the fest. Check back in with us at every day for real talk on what these things actually are!
GROUP: Tiny Dynamite & Extreme Measures
ATTENDED: Fri. Sept 14, 10 p.m.
CLOSES: Fri., Sept 21
BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Two strangers meet up for a night of "anything goes" and are surprised to see where it takes them. Mice, god, fame, and Tony Blair are only a few of the things that come up in this hilarious comedy from Belfast playwright David Ireland about people trying to connect.
WE THINK: Fresh from describing the anal-sex proclivities of a beau in , Corinna Burns runs down the block to Sansom Street’s church/theater, puts on a mouse mask, gets an Irish accent, jumps under the covers and confronts equally Irish Jared Michael Delaney on the topics of the sex they just had, the differences between Channel 4 and ITV, the need to hide and unwitting fame. With its bare-bones setting and quiet conversational largesse, End of Hope aims low but scores wildly high with a quietly absurd and delightful post-coital chat.
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CONCERT PHOTOS: Joseph Arthur @ World Cafe Live 7/12
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