Apparently inspired by RMTC’s recent live radio-play version of It’s a Wonderful Life, this four-person local cast, headed by playwright Cory Falvo (who does the foley sound effects) set about doing a similar number based on the 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger action-fest Commando. Blending the movie’s silly dialogue ("I like you, Sully. I’m going to kill you last") with invented silly dialogue makes for a consistently laugh-inducing show. Voice work by Will O’Donnell (in the Arnie role), Sam McLean and Cathy Herbert is all excellent, whether or not they’re strictly following the script. The sound effects aren’t necessarily convincing (although who knew a small inner tube could be used to make helicopter chop?) but they’re inventive and just plain funny. Vegan content warning: pumpkins will be punished.
— Randall King
From the Fringe program:
Before he fought the Predator, before he got his ass to Mars and before he was The Terminator again, Arnold Schwarzenegger was Colonel John Matrix. Adapted from the 1985 classic, Commando: The Radio Play takes history's greatest action film* back to a simpler time when special effects were made with slapsticks, aluminum sheets and celery. This production is performed live by voice actors and a Foley artist without the aid of digital effects. It's the blockbuster you have to hear to believe. *Don't argue. I will fight you on this.
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Coarse Language, Violent Content, Gunshots
555 Main St.
Entrance On Lily St. at Market Ave.
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 – 10:00 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 7:15 PM
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Mon, Jul 22, 2019 – 3:30 PM
Tue, Jul 23, 2019 – 12:00 PM
Wed, Jul 24, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 – 8:45 PM
Sun, Jul 28, 2019 – 3:30 PM
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:33 PM CDT: Adds review.