TOOTH AND 'NUCKLE from Matt Johnson - Photos by Jeff Burkle.

TOOTH AND ‘NUCKLE from Matt Johnson and Artistic Compatriots as part of the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. You can read the show description here.

I’m not sure how to react to TOOTH AND ‘NUCKLE. And I have the sneaking suspicion that that is exactly the reaction Matt Johnson wants from his audiences.

The show seem to have been birthed from too much free time spent alone with his young children’s toys and his strangely unique sense of humor. The result is sometimes dark, sometimes uncomfortable and sometimes just plain weird. There is also some interesting commentary and a few good laughs.

A bit off-putting to me is the lack of eye contact with the audience. During a large part of the performance you either can’t see his eyes or he is looking at the props he is manipulating. But again, the show is not there to make you comfortable and this is the Fringe Festival.

Two performances remain of TOOTH AND ‘NUCKLE at Hanke 2.

  • Fri, June 10 at 7pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 8pm

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