Fringe Review: Guns and Chickens

Photo by Daniel Smyth Photo by Daniel Smyth Two Fables are better than one. In “Guns and Chickens” a tornado strikes a farm. The Chicken runs off and ponders the road. At the same time Peter, the son of the farmer, heads to the city to earn the money to rebuild the farm. Both find the approach to the road they are on may not be the way

Motion fills the stage as the city comes alive for Peter. The cast is from CCM and use motion, as directed by k. Jenny Jones, very effectively to depict cars, horse races, and a jail cell.

The stand out performance goes to Sara Beth Tew as Chicken. She transforms herself physically without a costume into a chicken, but avoided the cliche.

The narrative of Peter’s story was clear, but the connection to Chicken’s path was not as strong. The clever motion, warm performances over come the flaws to make this a good production.

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