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Krendl at Fringe Festival

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
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He's Razor Sharp and Nutty about Knots
Tie this man up and win $200...if he cannot escape. It sounds easy, but Krendl isn't afraid of the knot expertise of boyscouts. Nor is he afraid of broken glass or razor blades. At Arrested, Under Developed and Under Medicated the audience are always part of the show; as are thrown bricks, vanishing money and jaw dropping tricks. There is a chorus of 'Oooo ah' from the audience and Krendl is already calling up his next volunteer.

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Krendl's strong story telling keeps the show rocketing along. On opening night he found his beach ball hadn't made the Pacific crossing with him so he improvised with a brick. He also learnt broken glass really is sharp, but a few drips of blood didn't interrupt the trick.

Krendl is a talented magician who effectively recruits and directs his novice assistants fresh from the audience. He showed interest in recent Australian events. I appreciated the absence of clichéd Australian-isms.

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The Published ArtHouse provides an intimate venue with tables and chairs close to the stage. A Pre-Show Dinner can be ordered from their website to extend your Fringe enjoyment. The bar sells drinks throughout the night.

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Krendl is assisted by the lovely Ivy. He probably magicked her from the cover of a box of Redheads.

Krendl's other one-night stage assistants happily immersed themselves in their role. (I am not sure about the guy who kept opening his wallet to lend Krendl a new twenty. He didn't look so happy. This might be a good time to keep your volunteering arm low.)

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Tickets for Arrested, Under Developed and Under Medicated are available from fringetix.

If you like watching someone dally with danger, go nuts with knots or plan absurd holidays, then Arrested, Under Developed and Under Medicated is the show for you. As a writer, I would have to say Krendl's final act of magic and his own story 'Headline News' topped the night.

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He's suave, he's sophisticated, he's supple. It's going to take a smart old salt or a savvy young scout to tie up Krendl and take home the treasured stack of twenties.

Krendl: Arrested, Under-Developed & Under-Medicated from My Screen Media on Vimeo.



Photo Collages by JA Rossiter and TP Prior. All other photos copyright P Krendl.
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*Jenny Rossiter was invited as a guest
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Why? A Master of Grand and Dangerous Illusions
When: February 21, 27, 28 at 8:00pm
March 6, 7 at 8:00pm
Phone: 61 8 8100 2000 (Adelaide Fringe Office)
Where: Published ArtHouse 11 Cannon St Adelaide
Cost: Adults $26 Children $23
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A very entertaining show, well worth the money
by Dunca (score: 0|4) 1387 days ago
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