nytheatre.com review by Joshua Scher
Vincent is a delightful one-act play by Jessie Robles and
Jessica Curtis Baade that explores love in the time of
cockroaches. Elizabeth, a pathological neat-freak, and Vincent,
a Napoleon-esque cockroach, square off against each other in an
East Village apartment. While this horrified and grossed out
girl frantically picks off Vincent’s brethren, the diabolical
bug embarks on a guerrilla campaign of terror, pooping in her
toothbrush, invading her ear, and much much more.
August 15, 2003
Vincent is wonderfully directed by Jim Iorio, who has come up with some very creative and entertaining solutions for a play that takes places simultaneously on two different dimensional scales: human and vermin. Using the inherent limitations of a FringeNYC show, Iorio constructs a surprising, fun, and elastic world.
No less impressive, the actors play their parts with gusto. Iorio wisely puts a rock star cast together and lets them have fun. Oh, and they're gross… in a good way.
All in all, this production embodies what FringeNYC should be: an environment for work that isn't necessarily commercial but is chock full of class and entertainment.