As published in the LA Weekly on 6/20/13. Tickets available here for our final two performances this coming Thursday & Saturday.
Read the review below or on on the LA Weekly Website here.
“When the BBC offered to let him host his own children’s television program in 1975, glitter-fabulous, animal-loving and sexually fluid Roger Wodehouse said that he would do it so long as he could be sexually honest and have live animals — at least according to this show’s fictional premise. Brought to the stage by last year’s “Top of the Fringe” and “Best of Comedy” winner Lost Moon Radio, Roger Wodehouse’s Androgymnasium presents a spoof children’s TV program that you can only pray no child ever sees. The sassy — and often nearly naked — Roger (Ryan Harrison) walks the audience through an all-grown-up version of every quintessential part of a children’s TV program. You’ve got your arts and crafts to learn how you can give yourself a Japanese makeover using your mom’s favorite tablecloth, a musical guest who sings about the horrors of mistreated circus animals and a species of confused cat/dog puppet who sings a spectacularly upbeat song about the hardship of feeling as though he were born in the wrong puppet body. Monica Miklas has produced a show that flawlessly walks the funny/offensive line. Better yet, you’ll be so busy laughing that you’ll hardly notice that the show is knitting in hot-topic social issues of sexuality.”
Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd.; Sun., June 23, 5 p.m.; Thurs., June 27, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 29, 6:30 p.m. hollywoodfringe.org/projects/1382 (Anya Cohen)