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Drinking At The Movies

 

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In this cinema-inspired show, Go 4 Broke Productions creates a never-seen-before feature film right in front of your eyes. The audience is cast as the film’s producers—certain audience members are given the authority to yell “cut!” and change the action with a twist—such as a character death, time jump, or an Oscar-worthy moment. The performers are quick on their feet and are clearly in sync with each other through all of the twists and turns that are thrown at them. Although the audience interaction that the format encourages is amusing, I think it may cede a bit too much control of the narrative to the whim of the audience. Improvising a satisfying long-form story is tough enough without the audience capriciously changing your course—but Go 4 Broke manages to make it work in an entertaining show. —Connor Meeker
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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
3.5/ 5


Reader Rating
21 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 11:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 4:45 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 12:15 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 2:45 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/26



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Posted 2018/08/19 by


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3 Reviews


  1.  
    FringeFan

    Although there were some strong performances and comedic moments in this show, there were a couple of jarring distractions. The first was the improviser who was weaker than the rest, appearing in scenes where he simply stood there awkwardly or didn’t pick up on cues provided by the rest of the cast. Secondly, several obnoxious audience members who have clearly never seen improv before caused the story to derail with their constant unwarranted suggestions. This was extremely distracting for the rest of us. Although this was not the fault of the cast, I hope they improve their command of the audience for future shows, because they were walked all over with unfunny, annoying suggestions and requests as soon as the audience realized they could get away with it.




  2.  
    Jamie

    Drinking at the movies was AMAZING. I laughed so hard I cried. The performers are incredibly quick on their feet and react seamlessly to the audience suggestions making it a very interactive show. It had the potential to go wrong given some of the ridiculous audience suggestions, but they handled it without missing a beat. There’s a great mix of physical comedy, quick thinking, and low-brow humour that will delight whoever attends.
    Definitely a must see.




  3.  
    John

    There were some strong moments from some of the improvisors. I came to this show expecting a movie. But what I got was a bunch of guys on stage standing around making witty jokes with each other. That’s not a movie. Seems like it was more sketch comedy. The strongest parts were the more story oriented moments. I think the shows idea is great! But I think there needs to be more directon of not allowing the actors to stand on stage and only worry about witty dialogue.





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