Fringe review: ‘… Some Other Day,’ Schave & Reilly, Austin, Texas
It may be Groundhog Day in the world of Ben Schave and Caitlin Reilly, where two silent clowns relive over and over what turns out to be not exactly the same day but dreamlike variations of it. Again and again the two try to pull themselves up from the ground; again and again they and their umbrellas are pulled across the stage by the wind; again and again they exchange single lilies, and, like every besotted couple, they lead a tandem life.
It’s a life as elegant as the most beautiful silent movie – each of them dressed in permutations of black and white, their stripes and polka-dots contrasting with their black-and-white umbrellas. And the two move together so gracefully, even as they perform headstands, somersaults and all manner of physical stunts, that they seem to have been created as one.
There’s a thread of death running through … Some Other Day, and I’m not sure I can tell you what it’s all about. But I was happy just watching these two gifted clowns – Shave debonair in his Harold Lloyd glasses, Reilly scrappy and intrepid. With physical comedy this eloquent, who needs words?
Remaining shows: 11 a.m. Saturday 5/22, 6:20 p.m. Sunday 5/23, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday 5/25, 5:05 p.m. Friday 5/28, 8 p.m. Saturday 5/29, 3:20 p.m. Sunday 5/30. Pink venue.