ripley improv · Ages 12+ · United States of America

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JASMINE DUBAUSKAS certified reviewer June 23, 2017
tagged as: fun · laughter · Free
The show was so fun, so alive, and I couldn't believe it was all improv! Some truly talented ladies. ... full review
BROOKE BAUMER certified reviewer June 24, 2017
These gals were fantastic. I am in awe of any type of improv, but long-form is truly an art and these women have it down. Funny. Creative. And more importantly, they look like they are having a ball doing it. Well done.... full review
NICHOLAS DALY CLARK uncertified reviewer June 24, 2017
Reviewing a show like Dystopia is tricky, because the wickedly talented women who make up the cast of Ripley (the Improv troupe behind it) are also making up the show, as they go along. The challenge as a reviewer comes in wanting, but being unable, to actually tell you what to expect. I know I cannot promise what, exactly, you have in store when you see this expert cast skillfully create a dystopic world in front of your eyes, then guide you through it to a satisfying conclusion. I can't, in fact, promise anything about the next show, because the one I saw was completely improvised. What I can say is that you aren't likely to see a more capable group of people tell a more engaging story than the one being presented by Ripley's nex... full review
JOANNE HARTSTONE certified reviewer June 24, 2017
tagged as: funny · Feminist · improv
I loved this show. Strong female performers, responding to the dystopian genre in a fresh, funny and imaginative way. This is what the fringe is all about! ... full review
TRENT TRAIL uncertified reviewer June 24, 2017
Hilarious. ... full review
HUGO MARTIN certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Encore! Saw the 1pm Saturday show and was, per usual, so entranced by these improvisers. There's something magical that comes from a level of trust coupled with the cast's ability to play this genre with genuine feeling and affection while allowing for the hijinks that improv will always provide. Funny, sweet in the most marvelous way and touching in ways that make you hungry to see this Troupe more. ... full review
AMANDA CONLON certified reviewer June 25, 2017
These ladies SHINE! They are true long-form professionals, making an art form that is extremely difficult appear effortless and seamless while making us laugh the entire time. What I appreciated most was how sophisticated and intelligent their show was. A lot of times when I see improv, the performers just pick the low-hanging fruit for their choices but these ladies were unexpected and even intellectually deep at times which made everything feel much more satisfying. Their technical improvisers utilized music and sound effects in extremely effective ways. This group is on a higher level and they have an amazing chemistry and easiness with one another. And the good news I learned is they perform regularly outside of Fringe - so make sure to ... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER certified reviewer June 25, 2017
Tight, coordinated and SMART. This team knows what they are doing and pours it on throughout hour (which goes by way to fast). This show reignited my faith and interest in long form improv (because let's be honest there is a lot in this town that isn't worth seeing). ... full review