And they’re off! The 2014 IndyFringe Festival favorite is
back in a full-length format. The Great Bike Race tells the store of the second
running of the Tour de France in the most hilarious way possible. It was
vicious, with cyclist cheating their way to the finish line, willing to
sabotage anyone who crossed their path.
The show is done in a series of vignettes that introduce
each of the racers separately. The staging is simple. A screen shows the
landscape scrolling by as the bikers pass. Each person holds a set of handlebars
to indicate their cycle.
Frankie Bolda plays the 16-year-old contender Henri
Cornet with a wide-eyed innocence. He wants a gentlemanly race, but his
competitors are set on playing dirty. He’s an ambitious lad with dreams of
Parisian girls meeting him at the finish line and Bolda shines with her earnest