‘Sexy Librarian’ Clever table of contents, but the binding is loose

Pioneer Press – “Joseph Scrimshaw is the P.T. Barnum of the Twin Cities theater community. The writer/actor/producer has an indisputable talent, a nose for popular culture, and a keen enough marketing sense to know that, if you give your new show a title like “Sexy Librarian,” it’s gonna sell some tickets.

But like Barnum, who famously directed gullible audiences to see the great Egress, Scrimshaw sometimes promises more than he plans on delivering.

“Sexy Librarian” is a sort-of retelling of the Jekyll and Hyde story crossed with a “to thine own self be true” theme and then sprinkled with literary themes and drizzled with rock music. Actress Anna Sundberg equips our heroine Constance Black with all the typical accoutrements of a mouse of the stacks: glasses, hunched posture, tweedy clothes, adenoidal voice.”

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