One-man shows are the greatest challenge for actors, especially when they get to the part where they have to stone themselves for being a Frankenstein. See an actor’s range with this Groupon.
- Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret
- When: Select dates between May 2 and May 26
- Where: Hale’s Palladium
- Door time: Doors open one hour before the show on Thursdays, Sundays, and the first show on Fridays. Doors open 30 minutes before the show on Saturdays and the second show on Fridays.
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VIP packages include reserved seating in the front two rows, a Hunchback tour of the theater that includes a private magic show and a look at Hale’s Ales Brewery, and one autographed poster per pair of tickets.<p>
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Frank Olivier’s Twisted Cabaret
The Hungarian knife-thrower Frankonovitchski hurls daggers at his wife Natasha, missing every time; the French mime Francel Franceau has been pulling invisible ropes for more than 25 years; and the Great Frankini can crush his head and plump it back again. The kicker? These performers all inhabit the same body. Aided by his MC, the hunchbacked Flinch, Frank Olivier changes costumes and genders, performing 16 acts, each with its own character who has its own over-the-top story, unique talents, and deeply buried reason why it’s uncomfortable around hippos. Sometimes Olivier even manages to multiply himself—donning a blond wig and high-kicking between two shoddy puppets to become the Frankettes.
When he was just 11 years old, watching a fireman juggle in his elementary classroom, the desire to perform struck Frank Olivier hard. So hard, in fact, that he began piecing together his one-man show right then, and it’s obvious in every scene—not just in the effortless ease with which he shows off his tricks but also in the anarchic, delightfully crude energy that fuels the show. Throughout, a clownish, bumbling clumsiness lends his act an unpredictable chaos, with Olivier telling the San Francisco Chronicle “it makes it funnier, things go better when everything is falling apart.”
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“Fantastic show! Went with my husband and two children (9&12) and we all had a great time. Will definitely go to see Frank Olivier again when next in Portland.”
“This show is awesome and should not be missed”