Review On Pit of Goblins

Victor Sotomayor


What I liked

Strong opening monologue in which Mitchell explains why he has to kill while keeping the image of being a nice guy. Heck, he’s the sheriff in town, so he must be trustworthy, right? It’s eerie to think how serial killers appear “normal” to their communities, in this particular case a small town in Albuquerque, NM.
I also enjoyed the radio talk show host role who gets some of the biggest laughs from the audience in last night’s performance.
I loved the scene where the bright strobing light that gives an eerie effect as he slowly stood up after the Goblins sent him telepathic messages that knocked him unconscious. I was waiting to jump outta my seat at any moment.

What I didn't like

Who needs a graphic designer when you have the hand drawn illustrations making you shake your head and chuckle? I had to remind myself this is Fringe and I shouldn’t question his artistic choices, it’s all part of the dark comedy skit! See? I laughed, didn’t I? Isn’t that the whole point?

My overall impression

Mitchell’s performance was great, a chameleon of many faces that surprises and delivers. Great beginning but it turned convoluted to absurd towards the end.

Hi, everybody! Sweet, sweet, sweet!! I’m Victor Sotomayor and glad to be part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival community. Host of Italo’s Blog Talk Radio where I interview actors, directors about their theater productions. I also wrote, produced and directed The Oz Monologues for 2018 which received Sweet Ratings on the LemonMeter and currently working alongside Irina Kompa in her brand new Potato Nose production of The Journey of The Little Prince which I’m sure audiences will enjoy and find very sweet and inspiring as well. Thank you for supporting local theater and local artists. Have a super sweet time at the Hollywood Fringe!