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Tattered Capes

theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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ADAM BRIGGS certified reviewer June 19, 2019
tagged as: fun · comedy · physical · dance · action · superhero
Tattered Capes is a brilliant original superhero story written by Gregory Crafts! Teaming up with director, Corey Lynn Howe, choreographer, Soda Persi, and a perfectly well-rounded cast, this group put on a show that was much more fun than watching a superhero movie on the big screen.... full review
AMANDA LLOYD certified reviewer June 17, 2019
When you see a show from Theatre Unleashed, you can count on solid script, smart directing, and elevated set/costume/props design. What surprised me about their newest show was the level of thought put into the complex and layered storytelling - a lot of this is attributed to Greg Crafts' excellent script, but you see it in directing and acting choices too. Seeing a TU show is always a good bet, but TATTERED CAPES impresses across the board.... full review
BRETT MOORE certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: Stage Combat · movement · superheroes · fun
Tattered Capes is one of the finest shows Greg Crafts has ever written. I've seen a lot of his work, but for sheer personal force, character development and definition, and dialogue, this show is a huge accomplishment. Add in the unbelievable choreography and some of the best stage combat I've seen at literally any level of theatre, and what Greg, Soda Persi, Corey Lynn Howe, and their cast have accomplished is stunning.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2019
tagged as: funny · Engaging · energetic
What a wonderful play full of action! Loved the choreography, the actors did a great job. I highly recommend the play. ... 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
ERIC WEBB certified reviewer July 27, 2019
"Tattered Capes" is one of my favorite shows from this year's Fringe! So glad I got to see one of the encore performances. An original smart, fun, and surprisingly moving take on the superhero genre.... full review
VICTOR SOTOMAYOR certified reviewer July 25, 2019
tagged as: choreography · fights · funny · superhero
Tattered Capes is an epic story trapped in a 80 minute show. What could have easily been a more extensive TV series is here squeezed all its juice into one action-packed show. It deserves a second viewing.... full review
MICAH COVER certified reviewer June 30, 2019
ALL the stars. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING. An incredible story with some neat plot twists and some of the best actors in LA with some of the most astonishing fight choreography I’ve seen on stage. Congratulations πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ to Greg Crafts, Ann Hurd, Corey Howe Jennifer Mercedes and Theatre Unleashed for creating the Fringe Show To Beat. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: action · romantic · fun
Tattered Capes was fantastic. It payed homage to the big guns of the superhero world while creating something truly original. The interplay of the love story within the world of fighting super-villains was one that I've never before seen played out through both the couple's romantic arc as well as their competitiveness. ... full review
DALLIS SEEKER certified reviewer June 28, 2019
TATTERED CAPES accomplished the difficult task of taking a genre that has traditionally existed solely in print or onscreen and making it work for the stage. Gregory Crafts does a terrific job of crafting all of the nostalgia, geeky fun superhero tropes, and social/moral discourse that surround these larger-than-life heroes. This is a must see! Surely it will be extended, so if you aren't able to catch it at Fringe, make it a priority to keep an eye out for additional performances!... full review