Matt & Ben

ensemble theatre · bae theatre · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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#seeitla · great acting · absurd · bromance · celebrities · comedy · funny · superb · women
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KAT MICHELS · June 17, 2016
tagged as: #SeeItLa · comedy · bromance
I have never been a huge fan of comedy that is derived from making fun of specific people. Therefore, I I was skeptical that I would like this show, but on the recommendations of several friends who have seen other performances, I decided to give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised. While much of the comedy does come at the expense of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck the overall story winds up revolving around their friendship. Which even with it’s ups and downs - and there are definitely downs in this play - it is a sappy bromance. Both of the male characters are played by women, and they do a great job. The middle drags a bit, but at the end it is a #SeeItLA. Listen to more about this play on Episode 5 of the See It or Skip It podcast.... full review

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CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer · June 13, 2016
Well-known Mindy Kaling writing about w.k. Matt Damon and w.k. Ben Affleck a quarter-century ago, just before they were famous, drew me in. What I never expected was to find a GIRL playing Matt (AND J D Salinger) and another GIRL playing Ben (AND Gwyneth Paltrow)! !!! This surprising stunt actually works well---but the vehicle itself goes on and on and on far beyond its expiration point. A nice half-hour SNL sketch is stretched to 75 minutes, too tepid to sustain itself that long. PS ANOTHER Fringe show that won't give out programs so that you won't know who's to blame!... full review

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ZOO O · June 14, 2016
Funny. GO!... full review

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AMBER ESPINOSAJONES · June 14, 2016
Isabella and Celia completely dominated these roles. There were multiple moments where I was completely convinced they were two dudes. Their comedic timing and slapstick blocking were great and had me laughing my ass off the whole time. I also loved the addition of the "window". ... full review

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DAWN ALDEN certified reviewer · June 13, 2016
tagged as: funny · comedy · absurd · women · celebrities · Great Acting
It was terrific. The decision to cast the male roles with women gave the play just the touch of absurdity it needed for us to enthusiastically jump on this ride. The women's performances were terrific! The alternate history was so well-crafted, I heard someone commenting as I left the theater that she didn't realize that's how it happened! :) The pacing is tight, the jokes well-delivered, the story silly and raucous. This is a solid play, and should have a life outside its limited run at the Fringe! Highly recommended.... full review

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VICTOR RIVERA certified reviewer · June 12, 2016
Incredible... full review

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TOM TCIMPIDIS certified reviewer · June 12, 2016
A great, fun time! Well done!... full review

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CHERYL GUERBAOUI certified reviewer · June 19, 2016
tagged as: funny · superb
I had no idea what this performance was all about and from seeing the picture, and knowing who Matt and Ben are............I was expecting two guys. When I saw that the parts were being performed by two women, I was a bit skeptical. These two women "knock it out of the park." Wonderful chemistry between the two of them; just like the real Matt and Ben!!... full review

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