Review: SUE ASIDE . . . Featured at the Kansas City Fringe Festival

By: Jul. 19, 2015
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Sue Aside . . . a new dark comedy by Vicki Vodrey produced by Lot in Life Productions and the Phoenix KC Theatre currently plays at the Just Off Broadway Theatre for the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Warren Decker, Producing Director of Phoenix KC Theatre, directs the production, which runs through July 25.

The Kansas City Fringe Festival runs for two weeks in July, giving local playwrights, performers, and artists an opportunity to feature their talents at over 20 venues in the metropolitan area. Kansas City playwright Vodrey has appeared in several previous KC Fringe Festivals, her 2012 production of Thank You Notes: Headed to Heaven W/Flat Jimmy Fallon went on to the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. Her 2014 Fringe show, Hard Day's Night, will be featured next month at the New York International Fringe Festival 2015.

Trevvor has spent 18 months getting off the booze and doing everything he can to become the man that Sue wanted him to be. That is before she left him those long hard 18 months ago. He has watched his diet and stayed on top of his diabetes. He even got a new dog naming it Sue after her; this would be a tribute if it were not for the fact that he hates the dog. He has booked a meeting with her at her office under a fictitious name so that he can show her the changes; in hopes of winning win her back. Sue Aside . . . is humorous and thought provoking at the same time.

Scott Cox is magnificent in the role of Trevvor, a man so madly in love he will do anything to get her love back. Cox is the founder and director of Living Shakespeare, a prison theatre troupe at Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. He has appeared at The Coterie Theatre, KC Fringe Festival, and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre among others.

Laura Jacobs returns to the KC Fringe Festival in a fabulous portrayal of Sue, the mental health professional who despite her attempts to get Trevvor out of her life still has moments of regrets about leaving him. Jacobs recently appeared in Frank Higgin's Taste Test at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. She has appeared with The Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre among others.

Sue Aside . . . is one of the Fringe Festival offerings that everyone should see. Consult the Fringe Festival schedule for show times and dates. Purchase tickets at the door for $10 and you must have a Fringe button a one-time purchase of $5. Photo courtesy of Lot in Life Productions.