And it’s simply the vast array of nearly limitless options at this year’s Fringe Festival that turned me off to the whole thing.
Forgive me if I am seemingly echoing the the famous complaint of Emperor Joseph II about The Marriage of Figaro – “Too many notes, Mozart” (I only know that line from a cable movie that was on all the time when I was a kid). My criticism is simply about a lack of any real guiding philosophy or theme for the festival, not just a criticism of all the hipster jerks who think they’re smarter than anybody else.
On this subject, I believe that I’m correct. Let’s take a look: