Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear plus the Art of Laughter

Long evening. We went to Rachel’s show, and then, unexpectedly, an invitation to the Art of Laughter. I will write about them later. But they were excellent. I laughed until I wept at the Art of Laughter. It appears the topical aspects of Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear followed by the unlocking potential of the Art of Laughter was quite cathartic in its own way.

Right, Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear (excellent title). I saw it last year, and I think it was completely sold out. It had great reviews and was selected as Best of Fringe 2010, so I imagine that helped draw people. I guess you could call it dark comedy. Rachel deftly switches between roles, and is surprisingly convincing as a man, without going into drag. I am looking forward to the third, and new, part of the trilogy next week.

The Art of Laughter was performed by the excellent Jos Houben, contemporary physical comedian. It was intelligent, not overtly a comedy show per se, but irresistibly funny never the less. It was more a lecture on the body and its comedic dimensions, and just sublime.

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