Dylan Fresco Domino’s Pizza Saved My LifeBy Rodrigo Pool • Jul 21st, 2012 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
Goethe Institut – Main Stage (812 7th St NW DC)
Through July 22nd
Reviewed July 18th, 2012
How do you say deep nostalgic thought in Russian? No clue, but I bet Dylan Fresco could tell you something about that in his solo performance of Domino’s Pizza Saved My Life. Dylan takes us on a nostalgic and thought-provoking trip down memory lane, exploring his grandfather’s past and his life decisions, to the current events of his life. All of this accompanied by anecdotes, history lessons and a delightful set of ballads in different Russian dialects.
Dylan has a great way of story telling, which each detail and expression in his delivery, the show feels very personal. His stories ran a wide range of emotion but all of them at the end, connect to that same feeling of reflection and self-examination.
Some of this material first appeared in a workshop with Penumbra Theater and Science Museum. I’m also grateful to Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council for the support they have provided me in the past. And I’m thankful to Jessica Finney, Minneapolis-based Director and educator, for being “Outside Eye.”
Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided one complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.
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Rodrigo Pool is a Graphic Artist during the day and Jedi Master all the time. He also fights deadites FOR FUN. Don't ask. His previous works include; Harmony in Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got The Will?, Chief Bromdem in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons featuring Tom Hanks, Il commendatore in Proffesional Curtesy, Reynaldo in No Match, Mysterious Man in a Suit (Captain Jack Sparrow, Joker, Bob Dylan) in Jack vs. Jill, Christian in The Other Room, Jack in The Plan (indie film 2011), Dr. Adventure Time in Adventure Time Redux (The Jupiter Jetson Project), Solid Snake in Closing Time (Radio-Play).