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The Scorpion and the Frog: A time-killer

comedy · the 6th act · Ages 16+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer July 05, 2019
tagged as: A GOLD MEDAL
WRITER SPENCER GREEN AND DIRECTOR MATTHEW LEAVITT HAVE MAGICALLY TRANSFORMED THE CLASSIC FABLE OF THE SCORPION AND THE FROG INTO A BANANA PEEL WHICH THEN THEY "ACCIDENTALLY” DROPPED ON THE PATHWAY OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. THOUGHT PROVOKING, FUNNY AND BEAUTIFULLY ACTED. ... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 29, 2019
You could call this show "Waiting for The Fable" or "The Scorpion and The Frog are Dead" because while I was watching it, all I could think about was how this was a fairy-tale version of Waiting for Godot or Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. It was definitely a new way of telling that story, looping both in its prologue/epilogue and in the fable itself. It was eerie, dark and very worth watching.... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL not born yesterday certified reviewer June 18, 2019
Felt like a charming ten minute play stretched to one hour.... full review
DAVID MEY certified reviewer June 14, 2019
A very dark parable on the forces of human nature. This is a strong comedic satire, with great performances from the two leads. It's an engaging 50 minutes that truly makes you think about the hamster wheel that all of us are on...... full review
GARY STOCKDALE certified reviewer June 19, 2019
This was a sort of Beckett-meets-Stoppard wordplay deconstructing a familiar myth/folk tale. In it, Spencer Green shows not only how we never escape "our nature," but also examines power dynamics between the characters as they switch roles back and forth. It is witty, funny, and you'll walk away with more understanding than when you walked in.... full review
KEITH BLANEY certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Don't miss a chance to see this wonderful reimagining of a classic tale! We feel very fortunate to have been in the house for the beyond enjoyable opening night performance. Writing, acting, music, and overall production: All Top Notch. It's a special production filled with lots and lots of fun! Go see it...... full review