The Last Croissant

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Reviews: 2

Thu Jun 20, 8:30pm
Fri Jun 21, 5:00pm
Thu Jun 27, 8:30pm

Imogen and Frederick have come to this national park on their 24th anniversary in a desperate attempt to rekindle their passion. Frederick, who is played by a femme-identifying actor, is looking forward to the perfect anniversary: hiking the park’s trails, wading in the lake, and, most importantly, tracking the whereabouts of a particular bird: the Dickinson Blue-Breasted Warbler. But for Imogen, who is played by a masc-identifying actor, the woods are an entirely undesirable and ultimately unromantic place to spend an anniversary. In the very same campsite, October has arrived for a family campout to find that no one else in her family has shown up. Rather than go home, she decides to use this time to tackle the personal demons she has been running from. Meanwhile, a pair of camp hosts, Mumbo & Jumbo, are working with Ranger Dave to find the party responsible for a string of apparent campsite robberies. A true ensemble play, The Last Croissant employs magical realism, clowning, and whimsy to tell the story of nine crowded campers who hope to find what they’re looking for in the woods.

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"When I first walked in the room, the cast was playing music, the theatre was lively, and the whole atmosphere in general was perky and cheerful. I felt like I had walked into a high school improv camp (but not your corny high school improv camp. Like, the kind of improv camp that ends up being one of your best memories from high school). It was such a unique and clever way of engaging the audience right off of the bat. The set and costume design itself is gorgeous. It’s quirky, eclectic, and, like many reviewers are saying, very Wes Anderson (my fave). I absolutely adored the clever sound effects (SPOILER ALERT: balloon with feathers, umbrellas opening and closing to imitate a bird flapping) and how beautiful those sound effects looked (never thought I’d say sound effects can LOOK like something) on-stage. The actors are clever, quick, and have an excellent grasp on what makes characters lovable and, as much as I hate this simplistic word, funny. I absolutely loved the little details in physicality. It’s totally the kind of absurd comedy I go for and if you’re into Wes Anderson, charming design and characters, quick-witted dialogue and hilarious sexual innuendo, this show is for you."

sweet - Lara Repko


"This show is just delightful and wholesome. I had a big dumb smile on my face the whole show. The jokes are funny and the characters are zany. It was just a nice time. There was conflict, but it was all absurd and lighthearted. It's not DEEP MEANINGFUL HIGH DRAMA, but it's not trying to be. It's just so... WHOLESOME goddammit! Also the teabag and bear steal the show. The set was one of the most detailed of the Fringe. The cranes were unexplained throughout the show and I'm of two minds about it. On one hand, not everything needs an explanation, but on the other, it felt like an element without a purpose. It doesn't matter that much though. That is such a tiny gripe. Go see this dang show and just have a nice time."

sweet - Drew Petriello


"When I first walked in the room, the cast was playing music, the theatre was lively, and the whole atmosphere in general was perky and cheerful. I felt like I had walked into a high school improv camp (but not your corny high school improv camp. Like, the kind of improv camp that ends up being one of your best memories from high school). It was such a unique and clever way of engaging the audience right off of the bat. The set and costume design itself is gorgeous. It’s quirky, eclectic, and, like many reviewers are saying, very Wes Anderson (my fave). I absolutely adored the clever sound effects (SPOILER ALERT: balloon with feathers, umbrellas opening and closing to imitate a bird flapping) and how beautiful those sound effects looked (never thought I’d say sound effects can LOOK like something) on-stage. The actors are clever, quick, and have an excellent grasp on what makes characters lovable and, as much as I hate this simplistic word, funny. I absolutely loved the little details in physicality. It’s totally the kind of absurd comedy I go for and if you’re into Wes Anderson, charming design and characters, quick-witted dialogue and hilarious sexual innuendo, this show is for you."

sweet - Lara Repko


"This show is just delightful and wholesome. I had a big dumb smile on my face the whole show. The jokes are funny and the characters are zany. It was just a nice time. There was conflict, but it was all absurd and lighthearted. It's not DEEP MEANINGFUL HIGH DRAMA, but it's not trying to be. It's just so... WHOLESOME goddammit! Also the teabag and bear steal the show. The set was one of the most detailed of the Fringe. The cranes were unexplained throughout the show and I'm of two minds about it. On one hand, not everything needs an explanation, but on the other, it felt like an element without a purpose. It doesn't matter that much though. That is such a tiny gripe. Go see this dang show and just have a nice time."

sweet - Drew Petriello