Fringe Review: Assholes and Aureoles

Post-Post Reconstructed Modern Feminism is the best way I can describe the tone of “Assholes And Aureoles” from InterAction Theater, Inc. It’s pronounced like the bird “orioles” in case you were wondering.

No, I just made up that form of feminism because I have no other way to describe a show with vignettes about rape, life in a women’s shelter, and pedophilia. If you can see the humor that be found in those topics, then this show is for you. It makes you laugh, but you feel a little bit bad for laughing. Then you feel stupid for feeling bad, etc.


Post-Post Reconstructed Modern Feminism is the best way I can describe the tone of “Assholes And Aureoles” from InterAction Theater, Inc. It’s pronounced like the bird “orioles” in case you were wondering.

No, I just made up that form of feminism because I have no other way to describe a show with vignettes about rape, life in a women’s shelter, and pedophilia. If you can see the humor that be found in those topics, then this show is for you. It makes you laugh, but you feel a little bit bad for laughing. Then you feel stupid for feeling bad, etc.

Diane Kondrat and Karen Irwin are hilarious with there many different and off kilter characters. Eric Pfeffinger’s script is crisp and very funny.

The structure of the shows is based on short segments that are loosely tied together in topic. Most of them work. The rape segment is the weakest and most off putting. The women’s shelter portion dominates the show in length and throws the rest of the production askew, slightly.

It is a fun ride, but not for the easily offended. See it on Saturday night at 9:15PM at New Stage.

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