Its a sort of choose-your-own-adventure, Slater says of the performance, which is basically his meta-take on what it means to be the sort of geek who learns to do dumb stuff like juggling. Audience members can take their pick of Slaters skills, and hell show them off and tell the story behind them.
Ive just always been what I like to call a twiddler, Slater explains. Its like my fingers have ADHD, and I think the comedy is just my way to share my experience of it with people who could really care less. If I can inspire one person to take up pen-spinning, then Ive done my job.
Slater's show is part of the Boulder Fringe Festival, which runs August 18 through 28; performances are tonight at 9 p.m., tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday next week at Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom Street in Boulder. Get tickets, $10 to $13, and information at www.boulderfringe.com.
Thu., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 25, 7 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 26, 6 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 27, 9 p.m., 2011