If this newish offering from prolific Portland comedy purveyor Bad Reputation Productions is not already high on your must see list, please inscribe it there ASAP. Tightly scripted opening act by The Aces hysterical. Fetters and McLendon are subversively funny. Bryan Coffee’s BRINK OF EXTINCTION highly theatrical, thoughtful, original. Kaboom.
The Aces (Shelley McLendon and Michael Fetters) are going places.
They’re also Going Places. As in, their new show of the same name is coming April 12-27 to the soon-to-go-bye-bye beloved SE venue Theater! Theatre!
What can you expect from these two talents? A lot. McLendon and Fetters are at the peak of their powers lately. They’ra all dressed up with plenty of places to go – and at the center of a white hot (hence the look below) upsurge all over town right now in the broad comedy / improv / storytelling world. These shows are more exciting than going 90 with no helmet on down the wrong side of the road at night with no lights on.
And considerably safer.
So get the white pants on, polish the teeth, and come watch The Aces burn it down to the ground.
Speaking of the comedy / improv / storytelling juggernaut, look for an interview here tomorrow with McLendon, when she’ll fill us in on Bad Reputation Productions. And then next week check back for an interview with another lady moving and shaking it in Portland’s entertainment world, B. Frayn Masters, the force behind Back Fence PDX.
Until then, keep hold of the handle bars and watch the road…
This you will know: Michael Fetters and Shelley McLendon are killingly funny. And they’re smart. Even when they’re dogs and birds. Or maybe especially then. Several clever storylines here. Favorite: Wild Kingdom style anthropological study (complete with British voiceover) of adolescent American mating rituals at the roller rink. More please.