- PHOTO BY FRANK DE BLASE
- Cleveland-based duo Pinch and Squeal return to Rochester Fringe this year.
“Pinch and Squeal” will perform again on Thursday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, September 21, at 7:45 p.m.; and Saturday, September 22, at 4 p.m. at School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre. $18. Appropriate for ages 18 and older.
“Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play” was slick, eloquent, and executed with erotic class. Tymisha Harris is an outstanding singer and kept the audience eagerly in the palm of her hand — a good strip tease will do that. There was just enough staged suspension of disbelief with the minimalist props (just a dressing room and a microphone made the set), hints at travel between France and the States, and off-stage narration. The show was a beautiful celebration of Josephine Baker’s impact politically, morally, and sexually. A riveting highlight was when Harris sang “Strange Fruit,” in all its horrifyingly stark ugliness and beauty.
"Josephine" will be performed again on Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22, at 9 p.m. at School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre. $18. Appropriate for ages 18 and older.