John Smythe has picked 6 shows that give a good taste of quality Fringe fare. He says since Friday, many of the shows have found ways of expressing solidarity with the Muslim community. And, in the face of destruction, the performing arts, like all the arts, can contribute to the healing process by sharing and celebrating the human capacity for creativity.
Here's his rundown of 6 exemplary shows.
By Isobel MacKinnon (writer/performer) and Meg Rollandi (co-creator, designer)
Once there was a woman
Created and performed by Beth Kayes
By Hannah Kelly, Directed by Neenah Dekkers-Reihana
Garry Starr performs Everything
Written/performed by Damien Warren-Smith Directed/ co-written by Cal McCrystal
Only Bones 1.0
Thomas Monckton and Gemma Tweedie / Kallo Collective
The man who was Thursday
Adapted from the comic novel by GK Chesterton and directed by Giles Burton