Review On The Mayor's Debate of Tranquility, Nebraska

Jim Blanchette


Jim Hanna is one of my favorite creators at Fringe, and The Mayor’s Debate is maybe his best effort. And that’s a very high bar. His script is witty, smart and, at moments, shocking. He’s assembled a great ensemble who play their parts to perfection. The debate is ultimately secondary to the existential truths they explore. The characters bounce from political discussions to person attacks to topics that should not be talked about in civil conversation. I don’t want to give anything away. Just go see it already.