Emma and Richie's Big Viking Funeral!

Comedy · so deep productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

July 09, 2022 certified reviewer

What I liked

Brilliant performances! Karan Menon (Ritchie) is masterful in his joke delivery and Daisy Tichenor (Emma) effortlessly balances frenetic energy & acute emotional awareness. Together, they’re compelling & grounded comedic leads. Max Cazier (Arik) and Frankie Nayman (Freya) make the text soar, delivering allllll the heightened comedic absurdity that the play needs.

What I didn't like

The comedy is certainly there, but I think the premise warrants a deeper examination of the central relationship dynamic. If expanded, there’s tons of potential for meatier character studies. It dips its toes into complex emotional realms, but feels afraid of being earnest for too long. Going deeper won’t make the play lose any of its absurd, goofy charm.

My overall impression

Good, wacky fun! An absurd comedy that packs an emotional punch. It’s chaotic and entertaining and exactly what I needed for my Friday night.

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