Report From the Fringe: Underground Bunker Night at The TomKat Project - 2013-08-22
The Fringes of the Internet met the Fringe Festival NYC last night, and we have a few photos to make you wish you'd been there with us as we had the pleasure of meeting Brandon Ogborn (above) and the rest of his talented cast.
Even after reading Sindy Fagen's reports about The TomKat Project when it initially burst upon the scene in Chicago last fall, we weren't quite ready for how this brilliant production unfolds. We didn't realize, for example, that Ogborn not only wrote this cutting examination of tabloid news culture and celebrity worship, but he also narrates it on stage — although "narrates" doesn't really quite capture what he's doing up there. Perhaps a better description is that he guides, cajoles, castigates, and ultimately upends the story as it's happening.
And yet, Ogborn isn't the star of his own production. The six other actors play a dizzying array of characters as they describe the weird triangular relationship of Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, and Scientology leader David Miscavige.