Punch and Judy

comedy · school of night · Ages 17+ · United States of America

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KURT GARDNER blogcritics, artsbeatla certified reviewer June 15, 2016
The violence is full-blooded and extreme, and if you find yourself offended by the onstage mayhem, you’ve clearly come to the wrong place.... full review
JACK STROUD certified reviewer June 04, 2016
Dont Miss!!!!!... full review
JACK STROUD certified reviewer June 04, 2016
Dont Miss!!!!!... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 05, 2016
These people are damn talented. A highly theatrical show with tasteful, hilarious violence and wonderfully choreographed fight sequences. The actors just nail the physicality of being a live puppet. There is a moment in the show (no spoilers) that just fills the entire space and we are reminded of the magic of theatre. A drummer, with sound effects on the ready, lives in the front of house with the audience as he provides the rim shot to punchlines, cow bells gunshots and the beating of a baseball bat which lies in the deadly hands of Punch. And it's all played for laughs. The directing is razor-sharp and again, these actors know what they are doing considering they all have extensive, professional backgrounds. This is a show that is ready f... full review
JULIA LISA certified reviewer June 05, 2016
Tour it!... full review
PAULINE ADAMEK certified reviewer June 06, 2016
You can read my full review here - http://www.artsbeatla.com/2016/06/hff16-1/... full review
NATHANIEL BEAVER certified reviewer June 08, 2016
Go see it! It's the perfect type of show that plays well at the fringe festival. Fun, short, and a reminder of what theater and performance truly can be!... full review
BOB DEROSA certified reviewer June 10, 2016
This show is nuts. Barely a drop of blood is spilled on the stage but I dare you to find a more violent, offensive, and down-right obscene show at the Fringe. Just when you think they've taken it as far as they can go, they take it further. This is a miraculously detailed work of art about probably the worst character who's ever existed on stage. Thankfully, the evil is wrapped up in a bright package of big laughs. ... full review
DAVID BICKFORD certified reviewer June 10, 2016
tagged as: twisted · fun · creative
Don't expect a puppet show for kids. In fact, don't expect puppets at all. This is a re-imagining of the traditional Punch and Judy, which embraces the violent nature of those puppet shows and gleefully expands upon it. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2016
I loved the show. if you like dark comedy, prepare to laugh. This show is original, fresh, creative, raw, politically incorrect, imaginative, and of course funny. People will see things in this show, that they have never seen on stage before. The ensemble fully committees to Chris Johnson stylize commedia dell' arte, which becomes pure enjoyment on stage. Jen Albert fight choreography is filled with detail precision moves that makes the fights both comical and dangerous. Ryan Beveridge help make the show feel larger then the 20 by 20 size stage. The ensemble (and they are a true ensemble, working together like a well oiled machine) didn't miss a beat and deserves to be recognized for their hard work. This is one of the shows you should... full review