How I Became A Superhero

ensemble theatre the broadwater second stage · Ages 8+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 15, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: funny · tongue in cheek

What I liked

The mix between stage acting and projections was a lovely convention and conveyed a lot more that would have been possible with a stage play alone. Jessica Carlson did an incredible job of character building and dedication to her roles. Each was distinct and interesting. The direction of the show was well paced and over the top in a way that fit with the ridiculousness of the narrative.

What I didn't like

The actor who played the Senator/Mayor/Henchman was great and dedicated but some of his voices were hard to hear. I also noticed some technical issues with the news projection graphic. The ending felt rushed and a little forced, but I did appreciate that the woman ended up getting the credit. The beginning credits felt a tad too long.

My overall impression

Overall I enjoyed the narrative of cishet-white-dude-who-thinks-he-can-change-the-world-while-still-being-complicit-in-capitalism-gets-his-ass-handed-to-him-by-the-reality-that-all-of-our-real-life-heroes-are-disappointing-at-best-and-nefarious-at-worst. The actors all seemed to be enjoying themselves and there was a genuine air about them all. In classic superhero movie fashion, there was even an end credits scene. This show is enjoyable and funny, tongue in cheek and self aware.

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