Fringe Review: Painted

One of the most unique concepts of Fringe so far is the use of paint in “Painted.” Paint is used as the literal illustration of both emotion and the physical. Green on the forehead is the green hat worn by a child. Red is violence.

“Painted” uses personal experiences and historical references as the means to express the content of the show. Every actor begins as a blank canvass and then is painted with life experiences.


One of the most unique concepts of Fringe so far is the use of paint in “Painted.” Paint is used as the literal illustration of both emotion and the physical. Green on the forehead is the green hat worn by a child. Red is violence.

“Painted” uses personal experiences and historical references as the means to express the content of the show. Every actor begins as a blank canvass and then is painted with life experiences.

The visualization put forth was very good, but the script did not blend well with the structure. Too much was forced into the text. The actors all did a good job working inside the structure. The rape sequence was the most effective in blending the paint and the context. It was a real time situation, as horrible as it was. The rest of the segments seemed to focus on memories. If the memories would have been acted out, I think this show would have been more successful.

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