Inside Cherry Pitz

  • 14 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Cyndi Freeman provides us with an insight to the rise, fall and ultimate revelation of her mythical character Cherry Pitz. Pitz provides a highly camp look into the world of a character who can only be described as a female 'man in drag'. She creates a glam and grim mythical world where anything can happen, her childhood sweetheart becoming a superhero, or Elvis emerging as a small town Karate teacher. Freeman provides us with a sweet and sypathetic character to take us through this world, which the audience, due to her childish innocence and big pink wig, are willing to accept. While far from being revolutionary or hugely intelligent, it does provide light relief, and despite the small audience, Freeman was still able to encourage us all through her simple smiling demeanor to sing along and stamp our feet. Inside Cherry Pitz is fine for anyone looking for an easy, camp, visual experience, but can’t provide much more. (Russell Clark)

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