When I saw the list of performers at this year’s Fringe Festival, there were certain shows I immediately knew I wanted to check out: one of them was Shane Adamczak (aka Zack Adams) and his production of Zack Adams: Zack to the Future.
The native Australian has always impressed me with his quirky songwriting on No More Radio podcasts and in this new one man production he provides not only that but storytelling and a creepy puppet to boot. The venue for this show (Venue 4) is both conveniently and unfortunately located across the street from Fringe Park. I would actually advise against seeing shows there because as I watched the show I was distracted by the sounds of ironically, The No More Radio showcase at the Park.
The premise is that Zack Adams wants to see if he ever becomes famous so he borrows a time machine and travels five years into the future to find his future self. While I wanted to love Zack to the Future, I have to admit that my favourite show by Adamczak remains the audience participation show How to Start a Country with Gerard Harris (which will be performed as a part of this year’s Zoofest).
Don’t get me wrong there are some great moments throughout this show; as with his previous shows, his songs are my favourite part. Honestly it’s hard not to enjoy yourself as Adamczak is incredibly charming and has a great knack for physical comedy, flinging himself from one side of the stage to the other.
Don’t go see Zack to the Future if you’re looking for depth to your science fiction storytelling, go because you want to be entertained by a great comedian with a promising future.
Zack to the future plays until June 23rd. For tickets visit the Fringe Festival Website.