Thumbs Up, Michael Venske’s first foray into the solo theatre world as writer/performer/director, premiered at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C., in July 2012.
Thumbs Up was later seen in August 2012 at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
AUDIENCE REVIEWS, MINNESOTA FRINGE
By Michael Venske
Technical direction at the Capital Fringe by Anthony Logan Cole with writing feedback from Matthew A. Everett.
SYNOPSIS: A widower and only child prepare for a cross-country trip. Plans change when the father can’t ride along instead instructing his son to hitchhike with a bonsai tree.
WITH DEEPEST GRATITUDE: Daniel Venske.
THANKS: John Potter & Tony Milder; KC Fortune Cookie Factory; Minnesota Bonsai Society; Cory Ryan Frank & Capital Fringe; Mark Franko & Minnesota Fringe; Ryan Nichols; A.R. Stevens; Rebecca Blackmore; Ken Koegler; Manu Kumasi; So It Goes band (Adam Gislason, Travis Gislason, Brian Gruidl, Lee VanLith, Micah Thormodsgaard); James Castoro; Ray Steveson; Julia Reisinger; and Uncommon Gardens.