avantgardner · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 05, 2022
A delightfully absurd comedy about a disturbing but equally absurd event in our recent political history.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 06, 2022
tagged as: fast paced · clever · Riotous! Witty
Smart, funny, clever and engaging. Terrific troupe of actors. Totally enjoyed every minute! ... full review
LINDSAY GARDNER certified reviewer June 12, 2022
tagged as: fast · characters · insurrection · crisp · funny · brilliant
Brilliant! Perhaps the fastest hour in theatre nowadays - crisp, searing dialogue, a cast that clearly loves the work, and a subject that is top-of-mind. It took 20 years for "Springtime for Hitler" to satirize WWII, 30 years for Sondeim's "Assassins" to satirize JFK's murder, and the Vietnam War was still too fresh for M*A*S*H, which was nominally about the Korean War. But TOURRORISTS EXPLODES onto the stage barely 17 months after the January 6th insurrection, with a well-researched script that delivers a message as breezily as it delivers humor and pathos. A standing ovation for the cast, playwright and director was well-deserved. I hope TOURRORISTS finds life after Fringe. It (and we) deserve it!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2022
tagged as: current · fun · Comedy
It was fantastic! It had me laughing all throughout the show.... full review
J. BAILEY BURCHAM theatre theater podcast certified reviewer June 12, 2022
tagged as: extreme · ridiculous · political · satire
I attended this show as an adjudicator for the Theatre Theater Playwright Award, so I'll be focusing mainly on the writing of the piece in this review. Playwright Emma Gardener has taken the collective trauma of America and twisted it into satire. When a group of insurrectionists on January 6th finally find Nancy Pelosi's office they are met by her semi-liberal assistant and plenty of confusion. The audience was with the show right away and there was plenty of laughter and guffaw as we were bombarded with obnoxious political sound-bites that we've come to know well the past few years. The first 20 minutes really chug, and we get the joke right away. The back half however did leave me wondering who the play was for. Are we watching to... full review
SARA GORSKY certified reviewer June 20, 2022
tagged as: fun · irreverent · hilarious
This fast-paced and witty script is deftly performed by a talented cast. Never did I think I would laugh at anything regarding the insurrection, but this play had me in stitches. Bravo to cast and the writer for bringing us this gem!... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER encore judge certified reviewer June 13, 2022
Smart, engrossing, and funny...not to mention timely.... full review
KEVIN WILLIAMS certified reviewer June 06, 2022
Everyone in the play is amazeballs, except that Kevin Williams guy. ... full review
INDIA MANDELKERN certified reviewer June 29, 2022
There was so I enjoyed about seeing Tourrorists at the Hollywood Fringe! While the play began as a sardonic political satire about some of the caricatured 'types' we love to hate on (the maga-happy Karen, the closeted incel) ... marooned in the Capitol during the January 6th insurrection, the play soon evolved into a more nuanced meditation on what we actually share. I laughed so much, but left the theater with a lot to think about. Think sharp, caustic writing combined with energetic performances ... what's not to love? I liked the show so much I saw it twice and I would totally see it again. ... full review
SHANAWAR BUTT certified reviewer June 20, 2022
Really fun and high energy, honestly had a blast and laughed at places I didn't expect... full review