Frank reviews 'Crazy for Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation' 

Some go for the laughs, some for the magic. And though I like both of those immensely at the hands of our film noir-ish host, one Tim Motley, it was his mastery of the language that got me here this year having caught him at the 2018 Fringe Festival. Motley offers up some palatial palaver. He doesn’t blab the drab gab, rather he chatters the hip patter while in the middle of solving a crime. His investigation is peppered by mind reading tricks and comedy which he dovetailed amazingly with clues culled from the unwitting audience. And there was plenty of audience participation throughout. And that’s all I can say. He was swell...swell I tell ya.

"Crazy for Dick Tricks" will be performed again Thursday, September 19, at 9 p.m.; Friday, September 20, at 6 p.m.; and Saturday, September 21, at 1 and 9 p.m.  at Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage. $10. Appropriate for 13 and over.

In This Guide...

  • David reviews 'The Geriactors Present'

    I don’t think the Fringe Festival gives an award for Most Charming Production, but if they decide to, the Geriactors’ tribute to Byron Wilmot had better be in the running. The performers and the material, by a local playwright who died suddenly in 2014, fill an hour with genial amusement, and occasional bemusement.

  • Leah reviews 'Shotspeare'

    A long line of energetic audience members stretched from the entrance of the Spiegeltent nearly to Main Street on Tuesday night.

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