ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in the late spring of 2008, Thumbs Up! examines the relationship between a widower father and his only child. With the backdrop of a failing housing market and the son’s unscrupulous boss, father and son prepare for a trip they’ve been meaning to take all their lives. Plans change suddenly when the father unexpectedly dies sending the son on a cross-country adventure to honor his father’s final request. Along the way you'll meet characters.
Thumbs Up! is one-person comedic show written and performed by Michael Venske. The world premiere of Thumbs Up! will happen on July 19th at 8PM within Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 as part of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.
For the Thumbs Up! press release click here.
This production is presented as a part of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
…a one-man show deftly performed…there’s so much good stuff you’ll hear during this play…you’ll also experience some brilliant acting along the way…this is Michael’s first one-man show, and Capital Fringe debut, but you’d be surprised by this considering how well he performs and how well its delivered…
…it is Venske’s acting that anchors the piece solidly…Venske is at his best, unafraid to bust a move or pull out a silly dialect. His intensity is impressive, and each short scene ends on a poignant or fun note…he doesn’t disappoint – Thumbs Up! is an enjoyable experience from beginning to end, and certainly worth a view.