Shana Cordon, star of “Dancing with Demons: A Comedy of Sorts,” is a triple threat. Her 50-minute show would be worth the price of admission just to watch her fluid body movements as she dances, crawls, leaps and sails across the small stage at the Tower Lounge at the Painted Table. She contorts and twists her way in such a matter it seems as if she’s not got a bone in her body.
But, her show isn’t just beautiful dance movements. She’s equally entertaining as a performer bringing to life — through multiple characters — a fairy tale that goes awry when an evil gremlin takes over as the author. Whether it’s the contorted face of the awful author or the whimsical — and a little frisky — Lady of the Meadow, Cordon makes each character separate and equally original.
She portrays the cast of characters on the small stage decorated with only a chair, small table and a typewriter. For those of you too young to remember typewriters, they are basically acoustical computers. Through her words and actions, we see everything from a giant cave to the inner workings of a toilet.
Completing the talented trilogy is that Cordon has written this delightful tale of good vs. evil. She takes a rather standard fairy tale and sends it down the rabbit hole of insanity to end up with a story within a story that has no slow moments.
“Dancing with Demons: A Comedy of Sorts” is performance art meets storytelling. It’s such a delightful experience, you’ll be left yearning for another chapter in this wickedly fun — and at times quite moving — story.
Show info: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 p.m. March 8, 2:30 p.m. March 9, S
The Tower Lounge@Painted Table. Rating: PG-13. [Details]