Lamprey: Weekend of Vengeance

comedy · vengeance incorporated · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla certified reviewer June 15, 2016
The show is packed with shouting matches, gunfights, brawls and lots of physical comedy. The dialogue is brilliantly absurd, containing more belly laughs than 60 minutes should be able to hold.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 14, 2016
Definitely one of the finest shows at HFF16. Don't miss it, or you'll be kicking yourself!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2016
For Genre-parody is a staple of the Sacred Fools long-running late-night show Serial Killers where this show was born. Peter Fluet has refined his run of episodes into an hour long comedy that can more accurately mimic the structure of the shows that he is skewering. Carrie Keranen plays Lynn Alvarodo, a manically hard-working cop whose partner has just been killed. She has a long-suffering husband (Pete Caslavka) and a father who is also her boss (Peter Fluet). The "Lamprey" of the title is the nickname that Lynn thinks she should be known by, a running gag that pays off. Keranen is a whirlwind, completely fearless physically, she propels herself through a succession of TV length scenes; each twist in the satisfyingly-conv... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 24, 2016
tagged as: #SeeItLa · comedy · campy
Lamprey is an over the top, outlandish, buddy-cop gone wrong thrill ride. It is non-stop and the gags come fast and furious. There are so many aspects of this play that wouldn’t work if the cast weren’t 100% committed to the outrageous mannerisms and circumstances they find themselves in. Director Victor Isaac has cast this show beautifully, so instead of coming across as absurd, Peter Fluet’s script comes across as funny. Much of this is thanks to the indomitable performance of Carrie Keranen in the leading role of Lamprey and Pete Kaslavka in the role of her husband, the quintessential straight man. In a world of explosions, yelling and betrayal he is the quiet reminder that Romp and Roll is in the morning. If over the top camp is not your... full review