Occupy Fringe Theatre 2012: The Good, the Bad, and the Glowy
By Lily Janiak
Published in the SF Weekly 9-10-12
The dark, sui generis humor of Dan Carbone is childish in every sense of the word. All his stories on this "journey to the far side of the room," are from his twisted 1960s childhood, and he tells them using dolls, dioramas, and kids' songs with lyrics like "Mommy loves the baby with Beelzebub in her brain" or "General Tommy, the astronaut/his mother's womb is his favorite spot." His show is manna for overgrown but still fucked-up kids everywhere -- which is to say, for all of us.
Occupy Fringe Theatre 2012
By Christopher Bernard
Published in Synchronized Chaos 10-1-12
A kind of nightclub butoh spazzed with satirical relish and a craziness that dares you to look away. About mid-way through the show there was an extraordinarily powerful sequence in which a seemingly innocuous mask combined with a darkly demented text and a maze of slow, wild contortions, becomes the very face of evil. A voodoo of death dancing with obsessive and joyless glee across the world. It was unforgettable and the sign of a formidable talent.