Fringe Review: A Modern Guide to Heroism and Sidekickery is simply super
You know how that guy with the hair in The Incredibles, Whatshisname, says 'When everyone's super no one will be'? Well prepare for him to be proved wrong in A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery. This one woman story-time, narrated and performed by Michelle Zahner, considers the superhero within us all, not a superhuman or a person who wields superpowers but one who chooses to be kind.
If you're thinking Wonder Woman up close please think again, this is one step better, our own homegrown heroine to guide us through life's triumphs and disappointments. This performance is a sweet, sweet thing, full to the brim and overflowing with charm and sass. The script is clever and polished, chockers with witty side comments and a bit of audience interaction for the cherry on top.
What it lacks in superfluous set design it makes up for in innovation, with all props fitting into two plastic crates. The nature of the scenery allows Zahner to interact freely with her audience. She may be super, but she's one of us.
This show is easy to digest, and leaves you feeling good about the state of the world. If we've all got a bit of goodwill in us, we're all going to be okay. So go check it out in its final days at the Gold Digger; who wouldn't want a take home superhero mask?