Another Classic of Western Literature takes the stage at Theatre on the Square on Mass Ave as part of the 2009 indyFringe Theatre Festival. This is the Heartland Actors Repertory Theater‘s first foray into Fringe since they were founded a few years back, and they took the idea of Fringe to heart. This comedy is all about pushing boundaries and crossing lines.
Starring Chuck Goad and Sam Fain in a father/son relationship that reveals itself to be rather sick and twisted, the story follows a CEO willing to sacrifice his own son as a way to climb on top of the economic downturn. With a special guest appearance by God, portrayed by Rich Komenich, this indyFringe show is indeed another “Classic” as it attempts to capture our modern times with irreverent comedy.
Another Classic of Western Literature is not a bit ridiculous, it is totally ridiculous! But it is also completely aware of itself. Nothing is off limits in this show, including the play itself. Goad and Fain are wonderful together in their meeting of white and blue collar. The energy they share builds and builds as they plunge head first into disgusting, foul, totally out of control humor that is hilarious.
This play is “stark raving magnificent” as it goes where you least expect it to. With surprise after surprise, there is never a dull moment in the Heartland Actors Repertory Theater’s first Fringe attempt. I would say they were wildly successful.
Indianapolis downtown is heating up as the weather cools down. Indianapolis theaters are welcoming Indianapolis performing arts and Indianapolis art in this beloved Indianapolis festival. The Circle City has Fringe fever!
Theatre on the Square
627 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Another Classic of Western Literature
IndyFringe Theatre Festival
The IndyFringe Building
719 E St. Clair St