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Rogue Cop

Fallis & Ball’s Productions, Winnipeg, MB

Posted: 07/8/2011 9:14 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/17/2011 2:25 PM | Updates

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If Derek Zoolander were a cop, he’d be Skylar Murphy. Murphy is a self-proclaimed trigger-happy, out-of-control "rogue cop." He’s the only policeman with the "testicular fortitude" needed to take out the "murderers, rapists and jaywalkers" ... but this time, he’s looking for a cop-killer.

The action-comedy Rogue Cop contains all the mustachioed, knuckle-dragging, swaggering cop-genre clichés of the last 40 years, including an onstage car chase that has to be seen to be believed.

The nine-member Winnipeg cast is led by Adam Hurtig as Murphy, with James Firby as the growling chief, and Quinn Greene as Clarke the Cocaine Cowboy (a hilariously incompetent henchman).

Writer Sebastien Ball’s uncanny ear for the bombastic catchphrase combined with a cast where every member is truly funny, makes Rogue Cop a parody so good you can almost smell the coffee breath.

— Wendy Burke

 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

Dubbed "Winnipeg's first action play," Rogue Cop is the story of detective Skylar Murphy. Murphy takes matters into his own hands when a fellow officer is killed and a corrupt police department and drug ring get in the way of his investigation. It's over-the-top eighties cop action on stage. Explosions. Gunfire. Sex. Comedy. John McClane meets The Naked Gun.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Language, Gunshots, Mind-blowing action

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Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM CDT: Adds review

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