Friday, September 17, 2010


2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival
Baggage: A Non-Musical Romp Through One Catholic Gay Man's Dating History
By Shaun McCarthy

EXIT Studio
Thur Sept 16 7:00 pm

This is the simplest of SF Fringe shows. For an hour, Shaun McCarthy, a trim athletic Canadian in t-shirt & jeans, is a talking head in a monologue about searching for, finding & losing love. We get some humor & some pathos. Despite the piece's subtitle, there is a bit of music, & Mr. McCarthy wears his Catholic background & sexuality very lightly. He comes across as genuine, amiable & persistent. Even though he was the one baring his romantic life, I felt a bit exposed to be one of only 17 in a venue that seats about 40.

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