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Shakespeare's "King Phycus"

comedy · flynnsmen · Ages 18+ · United States

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LA THEATER CRITIC (.COM) certified reviewer 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 full review
IAN FEDERGREEN certified reviewer June 17, 2013
An inspired Shakespeare mash up with 6 actors boldly portraying a cast of thousands. Word play meets physical gags, high comedy meets low, and the amazing cast is tireless as top notch direction keeps them racing around the giant Elephant Stages. Any show that works in parodies of The Music Man AND Abbott & Costello is OK with me. full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL certified reviewer June 22, 2013
The cast were all excellent and clearly right for performing (or goofing around with) Shakespeare's works. Having directed and/or performed in the plays they spoofed, I really got a kick out of the mix-ups and zany way of blending the plays without causing too much confusion. Especially loved Hamlet & Juliet, Richard III, poor old King Lear and the scheming Romans. The Thriller finale was a bonus! Congrats to All. Morna Murphy Martell, full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 29, 2013
OMG - what can be said that hasn't already been said about this incredible show, surely the Best Comedy Show at Fringe this year. Such a hodgepodge of Shakespeare and pop culture references, it felt like a production of Reduced Shakespeare's Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). I laughed until I cried, especially when the cast lost it hear the end as one of the actor's realized his mother was in the front row watching. It was hysterical! King Phycus is a laugh riot, and a damn good show as well!... full review
ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Shakespeare. It's not just for highbrows anymore. You can be sure of that when you see The Flynnsmen present Shakespeare's KING PHYCUS at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. What may have once scared off those less familiar with Shakespeare's plays for fear of not understanding the language is now made completely and hilariously accessible to everyone. In a little over an hour, the play extracts scenes, characters, and memorable moments from Shakespeare's greatest tragedies such as Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, and Julius Caesar, and brilliantly crafts a wacky new tale with more belly laughs than you thought you had in you. Director John Apicella and Abby Wilde have truncated the longer Tom Willmorth play to fit the Fringe sc... full review