August 3, 2016

The Buzz

How I Learned To Drive

Paula Vogel and Theatre Unbound dare to tell the truth.

Lydia Howell Twin Cities Daily Planet

Expecting Isabel

"Delightful and frighteningly funny"

How Was The Show

The Most Massive Woman Wins

This show is probably my favorite Fringe show I have seen this year. It was powerful and emotional, while also being humorous. The acting was phenomenal; each woman injected realism and charisma into the characters they played. Every woman can identify with the struggle to be comfortable with her own body while being bombarded with negative messages from the media, from their significant others, and even from their own parents. There was one character in particular with whom I strongly identified, but all four of the characters were realistic portrayals of American women. I highly recommend this show!

Heather Baldwin The Most Massive Woman Wins

Brilliant Traces

Emotionally charged performances plus conceptually intriguing writing = a great theatre experience. I know what I need to do with that particular pair of shoes now also ... thanks!

Jill Johnson Brilliant Traces

My Sister In This House

Bold...a disquieting tragedy.

Dylan Hicks City Pages

Brilliant Traces

Linder and Poirier paint their characters with subtle yet purposeful strokes.

Quinton Skinner City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

Tough issues that, while at first glance seem to be about the female experience, are unexpectedly and powerfully universal - this is a show for both genders. Incredibly moving, well directed and beautifully performed.

Stan Peal

Bits and Pieces

...a poignant statement about a generation suppressing its most fervent emotions underneath a Paxil haze.

Christy DeSmith City Pages

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2014

The resulting plays could crash and burn, turn out mind-blowingly awesome, or maybe a head-spinning combination of the two.

Jessica Armbruster City Pages

Girl’s Got Pluck

An eye-opening and mind-broadening evening.

Matthew A. Everett www.matthewaeverett.com

The Love Talker

Riveting.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Tempest

A winner.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2012

Theatre Unbound has hit the mark with this year's smackdown.

Sophie Kerman Aisle Say Twin Cities

Girl Shorts 2013

There is absolutely something for everyone in a single evening.... You may not cry, but you’ll laugh, you’ll ponder, and you’ll be glad you came.

Sophie Kerman Aisle Say Twin Cities

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

Delta Giordano, in a completely fetching performance, plays Constance as brainy but self-thwarting, afraid of the passions to which she is entirely enthralled.

Quinton Skinner City Pages

24-Hour Play Project 2009

Prominent local artists walk the tightrope of on-the-spot creation.

Quinton Skinner City Pages

Girl Shorts 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed myself - what a wonderful variety of thought-provoking and fun work.

Christine Noonan Audience Review

The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women

A scathing satire, skewering the mythology of sisterhood. A strong cast of diverse women carry the story ... successful as a comedy, but ...thought-provoking as well.

William Randall Beard Minneapolis Star Tribune

24-Hour Play Project 2010

We do it because we have a need to test our limits.

Renee Werbowski Participating artist

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

I encourage all American women to see this show. It is an excellent script filled with controversial subject matter, delivered sensitively and honestly by four very brave and incredibly talented actors. Very professional work and great use of space. This show gets my vote for the best of the Fringe.

Katie Starks

Murderess

From start to finish, entertaining, intelligent, witty and funny.

Goldstar audience member Audience review

24-Hour Play Project 2009

"Prominent local artists walk the tightrope of on-the-spot creation."

City Pages

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

this show was so worth it! i just sat there wanting to laugh and cry because all of it was so true and terrible at the same time. it sounded like they were writing about my life! life of all women. it was really powerful that they were so beautiful but yet dealt with the same issues i do. that says so much about our society and womens' issues. a great glimpse of the life of a woman for men to see too!

brenda atkins The Most Massive Woman Wins

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

I almost can't believe I'm giving a Fringe show five kitties, but I'm doing it and I have no doubt. This production was, by far, my favorite performance of the entire Festival. All four performers present deeply touching portrayals of doubt, guilt, beauty, and love. Intended to address body image for women, this show addressed, in my opinion, the issue of body image for all of us. Do NOT miss the final performance!

Ryan Grimes

The Most Massive Woman Wins 2009

It is easy for me to get seduced by all the funny, funny and funny that Fringe has to offer. It's great to be reminded occasionally that Fringe also offers some damn outstanding straight-up theatre. Not that this show didn't have its funny moments, it did, but went much further and much deeper than 90% of the other work at Fringe. Really terrific; definitely among the top 3 shows of the festival for me. Congratulations to the actors and crew of MMWW and also to Theatre Unbound -- I was familiar with the company but had never made it to a production before; now I can't wait to see what happens next.

Curt Lund