Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Sound & Fury's "Spaceship Man"

  • Print

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

NOT YET RATED   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

It would be unfair to attribute the general limpness of the July 16 version of this wildly popular L.A. trio’s show to its new lineup — Ryan Adam Wells and Patrick Hercamp have joined longtime member Richard Maritzer — as the troupe admitted their latest comedy is a work in progress, saying, “This is like the third day of dress rehearsal.”

Maybe die-hard fans of S&F — and they are legion — don’t feel resentful at being used as guinea pigs, as they laughed at every missed cue and fallen-flat concept (the trio is good at making flubs seem funny). But even they’d have to admit that Spaceship Man is not the rapid-fire, pummel-you-with-punchlines experience of past triumphs. The sci-fi/space genre is rich with spoofing opportunities but S&F mostly takes a lazy, Family Guy approach, throwing out random references without fleshing out the concepts.

There’s tons of potential here — the giant-slug bit (Wells and Hercamp writhing in sleeping bags) was a clever wink at the low-budget costumes of B-movie monsters, not to mention hilarious — but maybe wait until the eighth dress rehearsal.

— Jill Wilson

From the official Fringe Festival guide:

Fringe faves Sound & Fury™ return with their 7th show for Winnipeg! Major Cyrus “Cy” Fie travels to Mars to stop a potential invasion! A parody of science fiction movies, vaudeville style!

5 STARS - “Comic genius! All the panache and clever wit of the best British comedy writers of the 20th century!” – Edinburgh Evening News

5 STARS - CBC

5 STARS - Winnipeg Free Press


spaceshipman.soundandfury.org
RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

60 min

Gas Station Theatre (Venue 18), to Sunday

Tickets: $10
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students

  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Family of Matias De Antonio speaks outside Law Courts

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Winnipeg Free Press 090528 STAND UP...(Weather) One to oversee the pecking order, a pack of pelican's fishes the eddies under the Red River control structure at Lockport Thursday morning......
  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press. Local- Deer in Canola field near Elma, Manitoba. 060706.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google