Introducing the family
Driving the Body Back
KC Fringe Festival
Karan Founds-Benton is a wonderful soft-spoken storyteller in "Driving the Body Back". This wonderful introduction to her family, and stories about each member, are sweet to hear, as is her voice when she sings. I enjoyed the music, which was a mix of folk and Irish.
As she introduces each new family member, Karan pulls their photo from a care-worn box. Some of the family members were a little off-the-wall, like Uncle George. Julia's story is sweet and sad, and Aunt Nell is a character. I loved hearing about the Uncle (name forgotten) who ran alcohol for Al Capone during the Depression.
If you have time, I would suggest this quiet show. Remaining performances are tonight (Sat) at 11:30pm and Sun at 2pm.
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