Fringeist: It's Worth the Trip to Legoland
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Fringeist: It’s Worth the Trip to Legoland

2007_07_08Legoland.jpeg Atomic Vaudeville‘s Legoland is an absolute delight from beginning to end; a perfect Fringe experience. If you see only one of the 140 show in this year’s Fringe, see this. Celine Stubel and Amitai Marmorstein play, respectively, Penny and Ezra Lamb, two bizarre teenaged siblings with a completely insane story to tell about drug trafficking and popstars. Often, they will use toys or puppets for clarification.
Penny and Ezra were both homeschooled by their hippy-parents on a farm commune until the police discovered it also happened to be the largest grow-op in Saskatchewan. After this, they are enrolled in a private Catholic school where Penny’s desire to have the popular girls stop calling her a lesbian creates an obsession with a boyband that soon leads the two siblings on a wild journey across the United States. Along the way, Ezra will stop to go off on tangents about things like Jeffrey Dahmer’s work experience in a chocolate Santa factory (with the aid of puppets, of course). Both actors are note-perfect in this brilliantly written, flawlessly directed tour-de-force. There is actually no level on which it disappoints, and the packed house was in stitches for the entire hour. Go see it already!

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