Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trading Soles at Fringe.

I went to a rehearsal of Trading Soles written by Franco Colon. This show is a Bring Your Own Venue production. BYOV venues allow for more choices off of the usual Fringe lawn epicenter of the festival. The rehearsal space was off set from the road so it wasn't easy to find. Actress Crysta Marie guided us in. The empty showroom had a two beds and several night stands. Bodies were lying on the floor.

Director Joseph Adam Gonzolez quickly explained the shows premise. BEN (Justin Cortes), an awkward freshman, meets his new roommate in college, ELI, (Franco Colon)an arrogant, charming sophomore. BEN and ELI are complete opposites and do not get along due to their differences. Ben has enough and tries to move out of the dorm, but that's when the chaos begins. Just when things couldn't get worse, they switch bodies. ELI sleeps in his shoes and then they talk about walking in someones steps. They wake up to find they are in each other's bodies, more like trading souls.

BEN and ELI have no choice but to come together and figure out what in the world just happened. ELI is a closeted gay, and towards the end of the play while in his friends body, he comes out to Ben's, mom (Crysta Marie). Her scream scared me half out of my whits. I wasn't expecting it.

I only got to see the last few scenes of the play. I'm not sure why bodies littered the floor. The sketch was finished in a panicked flash.

TRADING SOLES remaining show times:
Thursday, May 25th, 10 PM
Saturday, May 27th, 7 PM
Sunday, May 28th, 4:30 PM

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