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When Sam Atwood first took the stage as Norm Normalson, strong accented Mainer with the assumption disabled persons were going to ruin historic sidewalks, I didn’t know what to expect but it didn’t take long to find out. And boy, was I in for a treat. Quickly switching characters, the audience was invited on the journey to find out more about the ‘Cripicus Americus’.
Welcoming in a new person to the stage, Kings Floyd rolled in on their 500 lb motorized wheelchair and immediately stole the show. Captivating audience members with a light hearted approach to living and struggling through life with a disability, Kings delivered witty lines with Sam, now representing a blind person [sic Sam is blind, not representing a blind person].
Using humor, song lyrics, and audience interaction to shed perspective to the many battles the disabled population can face, Sam and Kings sped through 30 minutes with electric chemistry, fun banter, and a well written script.
Clear that other audience members were having just as much fun as I did, I would highly recommend ‘CripTonight’ for anyone not afraid to learn more, with a chuckle.
submitted by: Christina W. Richardson, PF23 Independent Review Team
First of all, love the title. Second, really genuinely liked the performers, like wanted to have a drink with them, ask them over for dinner. These two comedians have taken a page from stand up comic Maysoon Zayid and let us into their world with the kind of delivery and observation that is the stuff all good comedy is made of. Hope to catch them again out and about, and maybe someday opening for Zayid, or Trevor Noah.
submitted by: Linda Shary, PF23 Independent Review Team