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Breaking Bard

comedy · the porters of hellsgate · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer June 07, 2015
This theatrical parody of a TV favorite has Fringe hit written all over it. Get your tickets now because the theater only has about 40 seats and this show is quickly going to sell out. It should. Gus Krieger‘s writing is smart, compact, wickedly funny, and exactly what you hope it will be when you picture a Walter White world with William Shakespeare dialogue. The show is full of surprises but far be it from me to spoil them for you. I’ll only highlight one bit of brilliant writing; Krieger’s transformation of Shakespeare’s “Seven ages of man” into the “seven stages of cooking meth.” It’s worth the price of admission for that speech alone. Characterized by fast-paced scenes that establish the chronology, hit the joke, land, and move on... full review
WENDY GOUGH certified reviewer June 09, 2015
tagged as: funny · clever
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this. Well written, directed, and performed. Two of my favorite things mashed up together - what more could a girl ask for? ... full review
JACK ZULLO certified reviewer June 13, 2015
Meticulous. Brilliant. After one minute, I thought, "This is brilliant I can get up and leave now" because I knew what I was getting. Rational thought kept me seated to see how they'd pull it off. The script was crafted around Vince Gilligan's series using recognizable snippets from Shakespeare's works, so if you're a fan of both you're in for the same braingasm I had. This company benefits from being an established group of players. The pacing was so brisk there was barely a window for applause and laugh breaks both of which the audience was eager to interject. You'll probably miss this, cause there's only like 20 tickets left for entire run. ... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 17, 2015
Very well written. This adaptation is hilarious, well acted, smart directing and entertaining the whole way through. A definite must see for Breaking Bad and Shakespeare lovers. If you've never seen Breaking Bad, don't bother because you will be completely lost. But they knock it out of the park if you know the show. Recreating classic moments from the show **spoiler** "The Fly" episode, and it's all just so well done. This is a must for an extension.... full review
JENNIFER KNIGHTON certified reviewer June 20, 2015
The writing was fantastic. I am a Shakespeare geek as well as a fan of Breaking Bad and this... there really are no words for how much I enjoyed seeing those two loves combined!... full review
ELIZABETH WAYMAN certified reviewer June 21, 2015
clever, hilarious, terrific, loved it... full review
ELIZABETH WAYMAN certified reviewer June 21, 2015
clever hilarious terrific loved it... full review
ELIZABETH WAYMAN certified reviewer June 21, 2015
clever, hilarious, terrific, loved it... full review
LAUREN PETERSON certified reviewer June 25, 2015
This show was extremely clever. It was well written, beautifully acted and directed. I did watch Breaking Bad, and this show had be laughing out loud. They did an amazing job with a tiny space. I look forward to seeing more by this group and by the writer. ... full review
JL SILVERMAN certified reviewer June 26, 2015
If you get the chance - GO! I am more familiar with the Bard than the Bad but had many laughs at the genius mashing of both. ... full review