Sunday, September 1, 2013


The cast and crew of Stuck in an Elevator with Patrick Stewart

Stuck in an Elevator with Patrick Stewart was a hit with audiences and critics at the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival! The entire cast and crew are thrilled with the reception to the show, having sold out all five of our performances and earning an Audience Choice encore performance (which sold out almost immediately). The show was also into the top 15 shows at the festival for attendance, reviews and ticket sales, and one of only three shows to sell out all of our performance. Wowza!

Some of our favorite reviews from critics and audiences are below and you can read more audience reviews at our Fringe Festival page:

"Brandon Taitt's script -- aided nicely by George M. Calger's fine imitation of Stewart and Brandon R. Caviness' warmly dorky turn as a fan -- is surprisingly deft at balancing the conflicting desires and aspirations of both fervent fans and the human beings they place on pedestals. The result is a wise and unexpectedly affecting story that should appeal to Trekkies and non-believers alike." -- Dominic Papatola, St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Underneath bright starship regalia, Taitt’s comedy reveals rich depiction of devoted “Star Trek” followers. None of the actors trade in the stereotypes found on “The Big Bang Theory” because they’re fully fleshed out [...] The same way “Star Trek” unites fans with an endearing optimism, “Stuck in an Elevator” paints its Trekkie characters as human." -- Joseph Kleinschmidt, Minnesota Daily

"I've been attending the Fringe for 11 years, and this one is easily the best show I've attended in that entire time. I went expecting a funny and cute little comedy, but what I got was so much more. This was a heartwarming story, and I have to admit, it even brought a tear to my eye." -- Fringe goer Mike Lewis

"This was a surprisingly insightful and moving play, peppered with plenty of humor and featuring a bravura performance by George M. Calger as Patrick Stewart. Portraying a prominent, living actor as a multi-faceted human being (rather than a caricature) is tricky business, and Calger, director Kevin T. Houle, and author Brandon Taitt pulled it off remarkably well." -- Fringe goer Andrew Troth