FRINGE REVIEW: A Little Bit of Old Ireland in ’Tween Earth and Sky

Monday Magazine's theatre critic Sheila Martindale reviews ’Tween Earth and Sky

Mark Lyon is a charming leprechaun of a man, with rosy cheeks and an authentic Irish brogue.

The hour spent with him in Fairfield Hall is an hour of pure delight.  His stories of the Little People are told in such a way, that who cannot believe every word?  His voice  changes with each character, and he becomes that character.  His dramatic pauses leave us breathless for his next sentence as we move toward the story’s climax.  But he never hurries, just spins the story out in its own time.

Wherever we live, that bit of romantic Ireland seems to be with us.  Lyon appears more connected to the Old Country than to his present life in California.  And that is pure joy for his audience.  If you could see only one Fringe show this year, let ’Tween Earth and Sky be the one!

It is on for three more times at Fairfield Hall (1303 Fairfield): Monday August 28 at 7:45 pm, Saturday September 2 at 6:00 pm and Sunday September 3 at 2:00 pm

And, of course, you will need your Fringe button! Tickets are $9.

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