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Hitchcocked by Sound & Fury

Hitchcocked by Sound & Fury

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

star star star star star star star star star star   Average Reader Rating

Back at the fringe for its ninth year, this LA-based trio continues with its genre parodies, this time sending up Hitchcock movies.

Part standup comedy, part improv, part clever wordplay — some scripted, some surprising even the actors — Hitchcocked is full of energy and fun, exactly what’s expected from this troupe, even if it’s a bit undisciplined and messy at times.

Clever use of multimedia has Hitchcock himself open the comedy, just as he did with his TV series.

Richard Maritzer’s very good Cary Grant accent keeps the Hitchcock theme going along with references to birds, train rides and Mount Rushmore. Multimedia is used again to keep a rear window central to the action.

Audience participation hits a peak here with an audience member cast in a small role, so if that’s not your cup of tea, keep your head down during the amusing pre-show chat.

— Julie Carl

 

From the Fringe program:

Good Evening. Tonight's play is a 'Spine-Tickling' tale of comic suspense in S&F's signature Vaudeville-Nouveau style. Our suspicion is if you head North by Northwest to WECC, you'll be spellbound by their notorious comedy! This psycho play ain't for the birds!

Director: Sound & Fury

Cast: Richard Maritzer, Patrick Hercamp, Ryan Adam Wells

"People's Choice Award" - Adelaide Fringe (AU) '08,'09,'11

5 Stars "60 minutes of jaw-aching hilarity!" - Winnipeg Free Press

5 Stars "Naturally & effortlessly hysterical!" - Edinburgh Evening News

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 75 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Gunshots

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