Right off the bat, I should tell you that "Rosalba's Dream Me Pumps" was performed mostly in Spanish. I have a rudimentary understanding of the language, and I was able to pick up on some of the dialogue, but it was clear that I was missing out on some funny moments from the show, judging by the Spanish-speaking audience members' reactions.
- PHOTO BY JOSH SAUNDERS
- "Rosalba's Dream Me Pumps" on stage at Blackfriars Theatre.
"Rosalba's Dream Me Pumps" has ended its run at Fringe, but you can find more about the RLTC at facebook.com/RochesterLatinoTheatreCompany.
I made my way next to Writers & Books for "Mo-to-the-oncle." Melissa Cole performs this one-woman show about a Bronx teenager, Detroit Prince Jr., who is forced to wear a monocle to school because his father can't afford a pair of glasses. Cole inhabits an impressive amount of characters, including Detroit's father, and a country music loving pimp named Sugar Free, along with singing and rapping throughout the show. Cole won best actress at the Pittsburgh Fringe, and she will be taking the show next to Charm City Fringe in Baltimore.
"Mo-to-the-oncle" will be performed again on Wednesday, September 20, 9 p.m.; Friday, September 22, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, September 23, at 6 p.m. Writers & Books. $10. Appropriate for ages 13 and over.