World Traveler comes to KC Fringe


Posted by Bob Evans

Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler comes to 2021 KC Fringe

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Novelist and fringe veteran Randy Ross provides an unflinching look at world travel and the writing life, while bringing new meaning to suffering for one’s art. 

What people are saying about:

Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler

“Absolutely hilarious” “animated story-telling” “a theatrical experience”

–Utah Theatre Bloggers Association (2020 Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival)

 The Chronic Single’s Handbook (Ross’s previous show, at KC Fringe in 2017)

“Sharply funny” “Some of life’s tougher punch lines” “A quality solo show”

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–FringeReview (2014 Edinburgh fringe)

 God Bless Cambodia (novel)

“…this story of a flawed character’s midlife crisis becomes an easy one to relate to.”

 –Kirkus (2017)

 The Show: Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler is the story of how a Boston homebody turned a rotten, solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and an acclaimed one-man play. The show is part travelogue, part performance, and part off-kilter author talk. A must-see for book lovers, writers, travelers, whiners, kvetches, and misanthropes. Please note: The show carries content warnings for gooey diseases, heartless publishers, and liquor made from cobras. Also, note: this will be a pre-recorded, virtual version of the show

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The Performer: Randy Ross is a Boston-area novelist and story-teller. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was published in 2017 by The Permanent Press, a New York-area publisher of literary fiction. He has performed at more 30 fringe festivals around the U.S., Canada, and in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2007, Ross took a four-month, solo trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Is this the evacuation helicopter?” His shows and novel were inspired by the trip.

 The KC Fringe Virtual Festival is happening online July 18 to August 1, 2021. Get tickets and passes at

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