Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Julie Bunny Must Die!

This Fringe show in the Pink venue was a fun comical musical. A graphic artist and comic named Adam Chase, played by Bert Rodriguez, grapples with the superficial and insignificant nature of living as a freelance artist. His one true love is a comic character he created as a child named Julie Bunny. The bunny is an international spy whose arch nemesis is an evil Chef, played by Michael Colavolpe. As an artist I am enthralled by the idea of this musical. Some of the lyrics fell a little short but on a whole the songs were fun and creative. While trying to please a corporate ad executive Adam finds himself overworked with insane tight deadlines. With so much work on his plate he can not find the time to write his beloved comic. The comic characters unite and try to write their own back story on their own. Penny a blond bombshell, is consistently ignored every time she opens her mouth. Her song, where she laments people never taking her seriously is a highlight of the show. It turns out she had all the answers all along.

Adams girlfriend, played by Stefanie Clouse, doesn't understand his obsession with the comic character while a fan who dresses in furry costumes to go to comic conventions understands perhaps too well. The girlfriend tries to convince Adam to take the safe graphic arts jobs which pay far better than an underground comic. Julie bunny, played by Laura Hodos is on stage as the girlfriend is looking at the comic. When the girlfriend utters, "Its not exactly your best work." The bunny raises her toy gun and shouts "I will cut you bitch!" I laughed out loud and my watercolor wash splashed across the page in the wrong direction.
This was a really fun show don't miss it!
Tuesday, May 25th 10:25 PM
Friday, May 28th 9:50 PM
Saturday, May 29th 4:45 PM
Sunday, May 30th 4:40 PM

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at


Kevin Bee said...

The evil chef was played by Michael Colavolpe. He also played Mr. Bradford, Adam's boss.

Laura Hodos said...


Laura :)