REVIEWS – Mr. Robert’s Friendly Apocalypse

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MR. ROBERT’S FRIENDLY APOCALYPSE
(Glynnis Nadel & Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum)

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POSTED 6/10/2021 – Ever wonder how Fred Rogers might handle Armageddon? MR. ROBERT’S FRIENDLY APOCALYPSE supplies the requisite cardigan, shoes, and cheerful tone, alongside a moonshine cocktail recipe to get you through the end times.

As Mr. Robert, co-writer and performer Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum brings a bright and generous tone to his performance. He discusses bravery, friendship, and the world of imagination while teaching us how to avoid the perils of the hellscape raging outside his doors.

With nods to our IRL worldwide crisis like collections of toilet paper and use of the term “before times,” MR. ROBERT’S FRIENDLY APOCALYPSE gives us just enough space to laugh at ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic.

-Mike, PortFringe 2021 Independent Review Team

POSTED 6/10/2021 – Inspired by Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Mr. Robert’s Friendly Apocalypse is a little bit different and a lot more mature. Although the kids may want to hear Mr. Roberts and friends talk about battling mutant rats, lava, and giggle at a poop joke or two, this show is best for Adults. Presented following the same structure as the classic television show, mature language, puppet play on a cat stand, and a keep you giggling script make Mr. Roberts a fun show to watch.

-Christina W. Richardson, PortFringe 2021 Independent Review Team