Two Motherfuckers on a Ledge

ensemble theatre · wisdom tooth productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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BRET SHEFTER certified reviewer June 06, 2017
I'm glad I saw "Two M@therf#ckers on a Ledge"--it was an impressive piece of theater. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys character-driven dramas of moderate-to-high intensity. Simple set, simple lighting and sound design, both appropriate: as primarily a character piece, the play didn't need more. Both performers were extremely talented, and both performances outstanding. The actors were given challenging characters to portray in a challenging situation, and they excelled. In fact, I think the performers rose above the material; I'm afraid the script was "not my thing." When the characters were interacting with each other it seemed very natural, and the occasional flashes of humor were very welcome, but when one character was ju... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 06, 2017
A take it to the bank Gold Medal!... full review
JAY AFRICA certified reviewer June 07, 2017
Two Motherfuckers On A Ledge is equal parts sincerity, humor, and insight. It has a touching message, delivered by heartfelt performances by Veronica Wylie and playwright Ron Johnstone. The one-act is a brisk hour long, moving through the topics of what it means and takes to be a hero and, eventually, how we can be heroes to one another. Far from pop-culture fluff, gems like this truly makes the Fringe experience worthwhile. See it!... full review
PAYDEN ACKERMAN certified reviewer June 12, 2017
Two Motherfuckers on a Ledge is a powerful show about what makes a hero. Is it the will to act, or the act itself? Ronn Johnston's artfully crafted play is made visceral by his meticulous portrayal of an emotionally troubled soul, and Veronica Wylie deftly navigates her character's transformation, showcasing both her range and vulnerability. The show, simply put, is a perfect duet.... full review
RICHARD LUCAS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: GO!
Engrossing performances in a brilliantly written two-character play about the ethos, origins, and inspirations behind what makes a hero. Beautifully directed with a clarity and simplicity that uses more body language than blocking to manifest the struggles both characters have as their inner layers are uncovered. Ronn Johnstone and Veronica Wiley are great together as patient and therapist as Johnstone’s “Allyn” reveals that he’s read the opening chapters of Mattie’s PhD thesis on the “hero” and is hurt by her theories. Allyn, troubled and a clear danger to himself, is extremely intelligent and well read, and is obsessive in his feelings and knowledge of the culture of heroes, both real and comic book, touching on experts from Joseph Campbel... full review
NICOLAS SIMONIN certified reviewer June 18, 2017
This PLAY is pretty Amazing. So dense and so contain at the same time with just two Actors on the stage. You are engaged in a great emotional ride with two broken souls on a ledge of a building. I highly recommend the play, amazing writing & acting, great directing!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2017
A thought provoking journey with two gifted actors full of high emotion and small touching moments.... full review
KEVIN CHRISNEY certified reviewer June 23, 2017
tagged as: nerdy · philosophical · genuine · emotional
I saw "Two Motherfuckers on a Ledge" on Thursday, June 22nd. What is it to be a hero? This is the seminal question posed by this play. Over the course of an hour, we see Mattie and Allyn discuss this matter, how they fit into the definition of hero, and the heroes in their life. For any comic fan, there are moments which touch on the philosophical dichotomy between how a hero and a villain are made and, though not explicitly stated during the show, this evokes the very discussion set forth by Allan Moore's "The Killing Joke", where the thematic element of "one bad day" can truly change a person. Both Mattie and Allyn defined their lives through their respective fathers and how they lost them. Some moments were incredibly raw, and the ent... full review
ERIC LARKIN dwarf and giant, the official blog of the last bookstore, dtla certified reviewer June 05, 2017
An intense two-hander - with challenging thoughts on mental illness, heroism and father relationships... full review