Company Name: John Street Theater Company
City/State: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ratings: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Adult Language
Run Time: 35 minutes
How do you create a terrible play? First, you gather eight improv actors. Next, you ask them to devise a 20 minute nonsensical play designed to alienate an audience. Then, you convince 20 people to come see “the best play you’ve ever written” – and you film their reactions. Welcome to Staged, the show that is also a prank. Cast includes Lyd Noll, Jack McElroy, Charles Gidney, Liddy Hade, Abby Palen, Patrick Parker, Amanda Monyhan, and Noah Buyak.
A lot of thoughts.
How … not inspirational… but provocative?
The red-haired man with the suspenders worried that the interview was the prank is the kind of danger I feel this show represented.
I loved “Abby’s better than this.”
I think this was just absurdism + current events (two things that are easy to hate, so well done, I guess)
The interviews made the piece watchable.
It would’ve been much better if they hadn’t been wearing masks; masks erase half of the reactions. 🙁
This form of theatre is now coined “Fringe Cringe.” Thanks, I’ll be here all week.