I reviewed a show during Fringe 2018 called Life in a Box. Billed as a stoner musical, I figured it was an absurd, irritating sketch comedy premise that might elicit a few chuckles. It fit nicely into my schedule, and I took a chance on it.
Matthew and Landon’s endearing Life in a Box is the story of two dudes, who love their life and each other, who suddenly find that the apocalypse has put a damper on their friendship, so they travel back in time to set things right. This show wasn’t the haphazardly amusing, scattershot indulgence I expected. Masterfully executed, it was tight, buoyant and fiercely clever, grounded in guileless enthusiasm and genuine love. Creators Landon Doak (music and lyrics) and Matthew Finlan (book) have a dynamic that resonates authenticity and warms the heart. Continue Reading