The Accidental Club
Matt Diss • August 26, 2016 • Boulder Fringe Festival •
The Accidental Club, performed by Sherrie Scott, tells an emotional story about a fictional character named Mira, a former rock star who dies of an accidental overdose. Upon her trip to the next world, she runs into many familiar faces from the past including Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse. Soon Mira becomes Angel of the Month and receives a 24-hour trip to the real world below. Before she goes she seeks advice from her newfound friends who share stories of life, fame, love, deceit and drug addiction.
Scott, a true performance artist, does well playing multiple characters and changing face as the story moves along. The piece is insightful and shares a powerful message about life, icons and drug addiction. Powerful asides mixed with musical interludes share perspectives on being true to ourselves, questions what we see as we look in the mirror each day, begging the question How do we live our lives to the fullest? With well-thought-out lyrics and light humor The Accidental Club provides for a fun time. It’s never easy performing alone on stage, especially for one hour, but Scott does her best and the crowd seemed receptive. I wouldn’t call it my favorite of all the Fringe Festival shows, but I can appreciate raw talent when I see it.
You can experience The Accidental Club at Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place