Shakespeare's "King Phycus"

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LA THEATER CRITIC (.COM) · June 17, 2013
What do you get when you blend the characters and story arcs from the Bard's most famous works, with a healthy dose of farce and pop-culture references? King Phycus! A smarter, funnier, Python-esque take on the "Complete Works" mash-up concept... Full review at http://www.latheatercritic.com... full review

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MIKE MCSHANE · June 24, 2013
If you want ninety minutes of sidesplitting shakespearean sendup, this is for you! The script is funny, loaded with more puns and wordplay than an evening with CarrotTop and George Carlin; the cast has more chops than a pork parade on St. Porky's Day, plus comedy eye gouging. Did I say comedy eye gouging ? Yes I did!! If you let yourself go and roll with this show (as the entire audience did the night I went) you'll start laughing and honestly, won't let up until your spleen bursts. I am a veteran of many great comedy ventures in the Granddaddy of all fringe festivals, Edinburgh: this work equals the best I have seen. Sure, it's fast, rough and loaded with fluids, but what good time in a dark room isn't?... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 23, 2013
The most fun I've had in an L.A. Theatre. These guys and gals rock!... full review

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WENDY GOUGH certified reviewer · June 23, 2013
A smart, witty production. This is what Shakespeare nerds do for fun. Bravo! ... full review

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ANNA MATHIAS certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
What a wonderful group of highly talented actors. Very funny, broad mash up of Shakespeare's best. Hair-raising costume changes enabling everyone to play several characters, to the iambic pentameter-ed hilt! Loved the hilarious direction and the very silly props and sound effects. Great fun! GO!... full review

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ALEX KNOX certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
The Flynnsmen present a spirited, galloping romp through Tom Willmorth's good-natured send-up of Shakespeare's canon, with all the zeal and unbridled delight of kindergarten class let loose in a candy shop. Highlights include Belene Green's ball-crushing dominatrix MacBetty, Drew Doyle's sardonically professorial Chorus, Buck Zachary's endearingly Uncle Fester-like Gloucester, Patrick Wenk-Wolff's snarling, hapless Phycus, Abby Wilde's lisping soothsayer and vivacious Juliet, and Jason Thomas' manic, tortured Prince of Denmark. John Apicella's crisp direction and Deirdre Murphy's razor-sharp stage managing keep the show rolling along, with pauses taken only for the sudden bursts of laughter and applause emitting from the happy theatergoers.... full review

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ANDY STOKAN certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
An endlessly clever inside joke for lovers of Shakespeare and the theater in general. Performed by a terrific cast having so much fun that it's infectious. It’s impossible to not have a good time at this show.... full review

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PAT MUSICK certified reviewer · June 18, 2013
If you have any love for the bard, or even if you don't, do not miss this production. The cast is amazing with some of the fastest quick changes I've ever seen, hilarious twists on well known characters, and unbelievably clever writing that mixes the absurd with the revered. I laughed so much I was only able to get to my car and get home! The Spolin Players heartily endorse King Phycus and all it's characters and wonderfully funny bits. Don't miss this one!... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 18, 2013
King Phycus at the Hollywood Fringe Festival is hilariously funny and greatly executed! Beautiful work put on by this great ensemble of actors!! Go see it! Wonderful night of theatre!... full review

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