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Squeaky Wheel Inc. The Squeaky Wheel Squeaks!

By • Jul 13th, 2010 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
The Squeaky Wheel Squeaks!
Squeaky Wheel Inc.
Goethe Mainstage
Through July 17th
45 minutes
Reviewed July 10, 2010

The Official Description: What if someone walked into surgery and awoke paralyzed – never being warned of this risk? What if someone not only survived but endured the horrors of disability with hope and humor? What if that someone traveled, worked, entertained, earned a masters degree, a law degree and got married? Someone did.

What You’ll Like: Brian Shaughnessy tells his story in frank language, with a fine command of the stage. After a few minutes you forget he is speaking from a wheelchair, except when he uses it to emphasize a point. Anyone who has dealt with a life-changing medical event will recognize their story in Brian’s story. He calls his story one of “cynical hope.” We’ve come a long way since his medical mutilation in the early 1980s, yet this is a story that still must be told.

What You Won’t: Occasionally Shaughnessy’s acerbic speaking style will make you uncomfortable. And if you stay past the first conclusion, you may not like the final conclusion.

Overall: Another excellent one man show that is not the usual type of show people think of at a Fringe Festival.

Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided a complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.

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has performed in local productions, but prefers to be behind the scenes. Mike earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and the Online News Association.

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