The Berserker Residents
“Tried and true troubadours” the Berserker Residents — creators of past Fringe hits The Jersey Devil (2007), The Giant Squid (2008) and Annihilation Point (2009) — return with a show about the show after the show, known as a talkback. Most theaters do some version of this, marching out actors after the curtain call to answer questions from adoring fans. In my experience, queries range from the esoteric (“Did the playwright consider Freudianism a failure after World War II?”) to the mundane (“How do you learn all those lines?”), all to allow audiences to appreciate the mysteries of the artistic process. Few other professionals face such random public interrogation (except politicians, who have learned how to say nothing). Performers and writers Justin Jain, David Johnson and Bradley K. Wrenn — busy and successful actors individually in local theaters — join forces to create another unique interactive theater experience, this time about the theater experience.
Through Sept. 21, $10-$15, Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St., 215-413-1318, fringearts.com.