From the Fringe: ‘Cyclosa Confusa’

Fringe review: ‘Cyclosa Confusa,’ Andrew Connor, Bellingham, Wash.

By Elizabeth Maupin

What do you do when a very tall olive-green yeti-like creature from the center of the earth falls in love with you?

If you’re the lucky audience member in Cyclosa Confusa, Andrew Connor’s one-man show, you play along for all you’re worth. And it will take all your inner resources to keep up with Connor, one half of The Cody Rivers Show duo, whose solo character demands your attention more than any silent, very tall, olive-green yeti-like creature you’ve ever seen.

Maybe that’s because you’re afraid he’ll pull you, too, onto the stage – although only two people get that privilege, the shyer among you will be happy to know.

But more likely it’s because the endlessly inventive Connor is so relentlessly busy – listening to the music in his victim’s head, posing what seems to be an emotional-intelligence test, constructing an elaborate pulley system for the exchange of tenderness, cutting silhouettes.

Cyclosa Confusa may go on a bit too long, but it’s mesmerizing – or maybe it’s just that you, too, long to be sporting goggles, stilts, an elaborate jumpsuit and long, stringy, olive-green hair.

Remaining shows: 3:20 p.m. Saturday 5/22, 6:20 p.m. Sunday 5/23, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 5/26, 10:10 p.m. Friday 5/28, noon Saturday 5/29. Yellow venue.

One response to “From the Fringe: ‘Cyclosa Confusa’

  1. Viet Nguyen

    I think Andrew should win for best costume and most virtuoso use of props. I want those stilts.