Kristina Wong Sort of Saves the World -- Originally published but removed and pre-empted by someone I suppose is considered more important than I, your humble art critic (see above). Mine's funnier. Enjoy!
Originally produced by Mad Cat Theatre Company in Miami, and on its way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival later this year, performance artist, writer, and unsettling provacateuse Kristina Wong’s newest one-woman freak-out, Going Green the Wong Way, makes a stop here at home for three weeks at the Bootleg Theater. An “eco-comedy” for a new generation of frazzled hipsters trying hard to be responsible environmentalists, the show features Wong’s trademark character studies and knack for hilarious and harrowing story-telling. Not one to shy away from self-deprecation or slinging cultural zingers, her lampooning of stereotypes can make the audiences uncomfortable in a delightfully thorny, Andy Kaufman kind of way. Her lively stage presence and groan-inducing honesty makes a meandering tale of woe -- love among the recycling bins, exploding veggie-powered pink Mercedes sedans, science-nerd adolescence -- into a guffaw-inducing, relatable story of how hard it can be to do the right thing and how important it is to keep trying anyway.