I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe & Virtual Solitaire
These are the most decorated shows at this year's Adelaide Fringe, with Best Play and Best Actor Awards from across the world and literally dozens of 5-star reviews - check 'em out below.
I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe is currently performing at The Bakehouse Theatre. March 3-15 at 9pm nightly. For tickets please contact The Adelaide Fringe here.
Virtual Solitaire's initial run is over, but a special HOLDOVER SHOW has been added - March 14 at 4pm at RiAus. For tickets please contact The Adelaide Fringe here.
I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe is a horrific and hilarious comedy about a man who believes he just might be the master of the macabre. Poe’s captivating stories are given new life in this gymnastic performance that sheds fresh light on these time-tested tales. For sample video, technical information, awards and reviews click here. Or just scroll down - there are press quotes below.
Virtual Solitaire is an exciting and inventive play that has brought audiences to their feet in sold out performances around the world. Unbelievable physicality and unexpected humor grace this cerebral exploration of the isolating effects of technology.This production is both sophisticated and accessible, intelligent and entertaining.For sample video, technical information, awards, and reviews click here.
Reviews and Quotes
Any performer can provide one or two glowing phrases pulled from reviews. Dawson Nichols has garnered superlative reviews around the world! Below is just a sample. Full reviews are available by visiting each production’s page.
"Sit back and prepare to have your mind blown." ..."An exquisitely tuned performance and astounding feat of self-direction." - NYTheater.com
"A captivating stream of ideas, scenarios, and atmospheres, thanks to Nichols' masterful ability to embody a character. ...A wonder." - Backstage New York
"Nothing short of dazzling." - Georgia Straight, Vancouver
"Confirms Dawson Nichols’ total mastery of the one-man show." - The Sunday Mail, Australia
"More vigor than a barrel of Viagra." - Monday Magazine, Victoria
"A nimble theatrical gamester!" - The Seattle Times
"A shaman-like performance." - The Seattle PI
"Intelligent, thought-provoking." - The Adelaide ‘Tizer, Australia
"Jaw-droppingly good." – The Winnipeg Sun
"Comical, moving and sinister." – The Sunday Mail, Australia
"A work of tremendous imagination formed by edgy, poetic writing and acted with awesome skill." - The Saskatoon StarPhoenix
"A brilliant affirmation that a lone actor can populate a whole theatrical world. Nichols is to virtual-speak what David Mamet is to real estate sharks." - The Edmonton Journal
"Takes The Matrix to the feet of David Cronenberg." - The Australian
"Theatre at its best! Bravo!" - InSight, Seattle
"So beautifully written and performed that it should stand as a blueprint for any solo artist." - Vancouver Sun
"A virtuoso combination of uncanny physicality and cerebral whimsy." - Victoria News
"Nichols again pushes the envelope of the one-man show in an intriguing direction. Leave the vid-screen behind tonight and take a real trip." - The Seattle Weekly
"This show fits into that rare category of 100% successful." - KSER Radio, Seattle