The Man Who Sold the World
Created & Performed by David Ortolano, Original Music by Kendall Perry
David Ortolano - Boulder, CO
V.2 - MTC Up the Alley 
A dark comedic play set in a post-truth world of political correctness. Founder of the Boulder Fringe Festival and Band of Toughs, David Ortolano is on the road across the US and Canada. He has won awards for performance in the Denver Post, Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera and was featured in a New York Times article on the Fringe. While the content is eerily similar to the current political climate, the piece was crafted and shaped in 2002, as a work of fiction and a journey through the stars to a completely foreign land with fictional characters.

Kendall Perry

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language
Wed July 19 10:30 PM
Fri July 21 7:15 PM
Sat July 22 10:45 PM
Mon July 24 1:45 PM
Tue July 25 9:00 PM
Thu July 27 12:00 PM
Fri July 28 4:00 PM
Sat July 29 5:15 PM

The Man Who Sold the World

David Ortolano—MTC Up the Alley

[Editor Note: This show was re-titled the title in the program is “The Burning Man Who Sold the World”]

David Ortolano has talent. There is no doubt. He is confident, smooth and I would like to see what he could do with a more polished production. This is no sort of a comedic show as claimed in the program. How can you claim that when there is not one laugh? This needs to go back to the workshop and be honed and improved. Good premise but you never really care and that’s the death of a play. He needs to concentrate on the main story as the two plots only serve to confuse and weaken the major one. The audience was not thrilled and nor was I. Being selected in a lottery does not mean you have a worthwhile play. I felt burned.

Lisa Campbell