All The Best Killers Are Librarians

comedy · the establishment · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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ANDREA WRIGHT certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
Huge talent and skillful choreography/stunt work! Always superb writing by the masterful Bob DeRosa. Sharp and witty direction by Alicia Conway Rock. Commanding performances by a rock solid ensemble! Too much talent going on to miss this one! ... full review

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KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla · June 17, 2016
Winner of Season Ten of Sacred Fools’ ongoing “Serial Killers” competition, this action comedy spins the amusing notion that librarians, behind those horn-rimmed glasses and beneath the proper woolen knee-length dresses, possess a knack for homicide as surely as they know the Dewey Decimal System.... full review

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BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ · June 10, 2016
tagged as: first date material
An assassin comedy with charming, dry, dark humor and extremely talented actors. Every one of them, serious comedic chops. Really, that's no surprise, considering the previous work that I've seen most of, if not all, these actors in. Each character has a very unique, quirky personality is fully flushed out and advances the story forward with nearly every line. The fight sequences are fun, but for me, there's just a couple too many. The knife throws were awesome the first three times for me... I just have a thing with sticking to three. There are some clever twists and turns. But my favorite scene... when the acid and gas masks come on. So... obviously.... a great first date. Go see it, you'll have a great time.... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 10, 2016
Since I'm a librarian, I must protest at all the cliches further fortified by this play. But...it was clever, campy, melodramatic, and action-packed, so I have to say it was a fun night out!... full review

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TOR BROWN · June 08, 2016
I was incredibly excited for this show, and i'm so hapoy i got to see it. Definitely go if you like funny, and you like fighting. Or reading. Or watching plays. Really just go see it is what i'm saying. The show is very well done. You can see the director's deft touch and the actor's fully realized choices melding into a baby of comedic deliciousness on stage right before your eyes, and the script is brilliantly adapted from serial to full length without losing the cliffhangers or the tension. The sheer amount of fight choreography in this show, and the beautiful execution of some of the gags makes it a joy to watch. 10 points to you if you can figure out how it's done. ;)... full review

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ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
tagged as: hysterical · funny · comedy · ensemble · dark · Assassin · brilliant · goofy
There was a time when I went to Sacred Fools' Serial Killers on a pretty constant basis. Part of what I loved about the idea was this ongoing cliff-hanger show narrative nature. So when I heard that one of the winners from that ongoing scenario had be reworked into a full-length show and was going to be at Fringe, I was excited. A chance to see what one of these became when turned into a continuous play? Great idea...maybe. Yep, great idea. My first instinct was absolutely correct! All The Best Killers Are Librarians is a comedy about librarians. It's a comedy about killers. It's a comedy about paranoia and shadowy conspiracy organizations. It's about kung fu. It's about knives. It's about what you will kill for. It's about what you... full review

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BREE PAVEY · June 06, 2016
Perfectly Fringey, the show is packed full of great story, tremendous acting, more fights than you'd think possible, and lots of heart and soul. I'm so thrilled that this was rhe first hff16 show I got to see! A must see! If you like action, comedy, villains and just a touch of love story, Killer Librarians is for YOU! Really, if you just like good theatre, this show is for you. I may have to see it again!... full review

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TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer · June 06, 2016
So much fun! This was the first show into my cart and it did not disappoint. The story and writing are witty. The direction was spot on. Love the knife fights! Everyone in the cast gave stellar performances. Light's, sound, everything was great! I hope there's a sequel next year!... full review

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DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer · June 08, 2016
Just spectacular. Full writeup at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=11618... full review

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