I freakin’ LOVE the Tortuga Twins! Funny, raucous, raunchy and just plain fun. From the pre-show crowd building to the finale, the show is designed to entertain and destined to make you smile. I first caught their act at the Georgia Renaissance Fair many, years ago. The group I was with decided that the Turtogas would be our last stop for the day (which is usual for our trips to the GA Fair). Now, having been to this fair many times I knew that the last show would be the best. As usual the last show is their R rated show and it certainly earns its rating.
The Turtogas are very upfront about this show and they will discourage people from bringing children to their more risqué shows. And people with children should be discouraged from bringing their little ones. They will learn new hand gestures and many new words, though the profanity is kept to a minimum. Plus some behaviors that should probably not be imitated. That being said, if you are child free, do not miss the final show of the Tortuga Twins. We were at the Pirate Ship auction and left it a little early to make sure we did not miss the Tortugas. They do several shows throughout the day and they are all good but even if you watched them earlier in the day you need to catch their last act. If you only have time for one though, pick a favorite and make sure you don’t miss that one. And it doesn’t matter how many times you see the show, the crowd makes the show change.
For our group that was the late show: Sword Fighting and Stupidity. The plot is basically a lead-in to a sword fight to decide who the best buccaneer is out of the group. The plot though, like any good Tortuga Twins show is really a minor part of the show. The overacting, the crowd participation, the verbal sparring between the ‘brothers’ is what keeps the crowds coming back year after year and sometimes week after week and certainly for us that weekend, show after show. Irreverent and completely outrageous they push the envelope of what is allowed on stage and give the audience what they want. These three performers go the extra mile, including their audience being on stage in the show. Each show has its own unique flavor that only live theater can give. Though some of the lines may be the same they are always working the audience members into the act. This has led them to be one of the most requested and loved shows on the Ren Faire circuit.
-Bobaganush the pirate