Tattered Capes

theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: A GOLD MEDAL
TATTERED CAPES IS SUPER(HERO) FUN. CLEVER AND INTELLIGENT WRITING, JOINED WITH INNOVATIVE DIRECTION AND A TALENTED CAST. LOOK, UP IN THE SKY! IT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! IT’S AN AWFUL LOT OF FUN!... full review
MONIQUE LEBLEU certified reviewer June 26, 2019
tagged as: comedy · dramedy · superhero · dance · action · fight call
Gregory Crafts and Theatre Unleashed production of "Tattered Capes" brings homage to prevalent and popular Marvel and DC Comic superhero films in a fresh, funny, and poignant new work after last year’s award-winning equally loving send up to the classic action heist, "A Very DIE HARD Christmas." While celebrating their wedding anniversary, Kevin (Travis Joe Dixon) and Stephanie's (Joanna Mercedes) date is spoiled by a supervillain attack, resulting in the unmasking of Kevin as a superhero. However, what he soon learns is that Stephanie has a secret too. What follows is an action-packed and introspective take on the nature of real honesty, mutual acceptance, growth, and choice in contemporary relationships.... full review
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 27, 2019
Our story begins in the sprawling metropolis of Metro City, our protagonist Kevin Connolly (Travis Joe Dixon) better known by his heroic moniker M-Pulse who received his abilities after being struck by a rogue bolt of lightning and gifted mastery over electromagnetism. He now devotes his life to combating crime and ensuring the safety of the citizens of Metro City. Kevin has it all, he couldn't ask for a better life. But things suddenly take an unexpected turn when he is attacked while out celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary with his wife Stephanie (Joanna Mercedes). After this unforeseen event the heroes are forced to unveil their secret identities triggering a series of events that change the relationship of Kevin and Stephanie fo... full review
MATT RITCHEY gia on the move certified reviewer August 06, 2019
A super-fun (pun intended, obviously) romantic action piece about insecurity and deep love. I didn't see TC until Extensions and I now understand why it won BEST DANCE AND PHYSICAL THEATER - the use of shadowplay and combat sequences may not have been crucial to the plot, but they WERE crucial to the production. TATTER CAPES had a cinematic vibe while employing tried-and-true theatrical conventions, adding up to a unique yet comfortably familiar experience - cast (especially Dixon, Mercedes, and King) was outstanding, with great shadow work from the ensemble, and well-executed direction bringing locations to life without the use of video effects (which could easily have been employed as a catch-all). A solid script with an excellent twist (a... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Theatre Unleashed has earned its reputation for consistently delivering Fringe hits, and this show does not deviate from that pattern.  It was one of our Most Anticipated shows of HFF19, and was a truly different type of Fringe show for TU, proving that there is nothing they cannot do.... full review
CHRISTINE DEITNER certified reviewer June 22, 2019
This is a fascinating exploration of all things superhero through the lens of a married couple who do not know that they are secretly both good guys. The most intriguing aspects of the show are hard to discuss without giving anything away but, in general terms, the show seems to explore the potential for tension in a relationship when it appears trust has been betrayed while it sends both characters through an emotional gauntlet that questions just what it might take to turn a good person into a bad one. ... full review