#Fringe20 Series April 2017: Double Bill -The Root Of All Squares and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
Comments Off on Fringe 20 Series Review: An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein (April 06-08) Arts Court Theatre

Fringe 20 Series Review: An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein (April 06-08) Arts Court Theatre

#Fringe20 Series April 2017: Double Bill -The Root Of All Squares and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

Third Wall Theatre Company Presents

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

By Shel Silverstein

Originally produced in New York City by Atlantic Theater Company, 2001-02

65 minutes

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein is “adult” in the sense that it’s mature, rather than XXX. That said, it’s a raucous and ribald evening that’s farcically funny. An ensemble cast perform the  numerous set pieces including rhyming street wise prostitutes, a leering guy at a bus stop who gets turned upside down by the woman he’s catcalling, and many more.

Silverstein himself was known for children’s books, though his writing range was wide and includes the number made famous by Johnny Cash, A Boy Named Sue.

Staged by Third Wall Theatre, winners of the Best Comedy Award at the 2003 Ottawa Fringe for this show, An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein is presented as part of  the Fringe 20 Series,  celebrating twenty years of the Fringe in Ottawa.

 

“…a raucous and ribald evening that’s farcically funny.”

 Ticket/schedule information

The current show runs from Thursday, April 06 until Saturday, April 08, 2017 and is part of a double bill, which also features performances of The Root Of All Squares (written by Sterling Lynch, Sam Varteniuk, directed by Dave Dawson)

#Fringe20 Series April 2017: Double Bill -The Root Of All Squares and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein 1
The Fringe 20 Series also features performances of The Root of All Squares.

*****

Brendan McNally is a regular contributor to OttawaTonite.com