Boxing Your Demons

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

An immersive, participatory, dark comedy from Crooked Grin Productions (2x previous winner of both “Best of Fringe” and “Fringe Encore Award”) comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this June!

Created by Fringe veteran Matt Soson, Boxing Your Demons is a surreal workout/wellness program led by health and fitness influencers Guy and Sheila Larpen (with their biggest fan / personal assistant, Peter) for an audience of twenty participants. Through a series of proprietary steps involving everything from cardio to smoothies, the Larpens show how to resolve and/or seal away the painful and complex conflicts of hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance inherent to modern American life in just 70 minutes!

This intimate, participatory workshop involves movement and speech from the performers and requests some physical participation from the audience in turn. A minimum of mobility to walk through the space, sit, stand, and hold another audience member’s hand is required. Further participation and interaction is optional, though highly encouraged. The performance will be recorded. Cute fitness attire, a smartphone, and personal chakra crystals recommended #lit #innerbeauty #gratitude #cognitivedissonance

Reviews

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Boxing Your Demons is ambitiously experimental; it sometimes feels cluttered, but for good reason. Eloquently blending movement and expression with complex ideas of ethical and psychological dilemmas, the cast doesn’t miss a mark despite the constant momentum and movement the piece demands. It delivers on it’s promise of boxing, but one can assume not too many inner demons were squashed during its run.

sweet - Gabbi Jewell - Haunting - ...read full review


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Ryan Jackson’s tender and ever optimistic Peter is the play’s touchstone and by far the most sympathetic character. Matt Soson’s Guy is the quintessential hard-bodied, super intense fitness instructor who will do whatever it takes to get you on the right path toward fitness. Allegra Masters’ Sheila is appropriately layered, and she finds a nice balance between absurdity and authenticity. Lighting design by Sohail e. Najafi is fabulous. Najafi uses practical lighting as well as projected images and video to create a compelling and visually stimulating world.

sweet - Dana Martin - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Boxing Your Demons is ambitiously experimental; it sometimes feels cluttered, but for good reason. Eloquently blending movement and expression with complex ideas of ethical and psychological dilemmas, the cast doesn’t miss a mark despite the constant momentum and movement the piece demands. It delivers on it’s promise of boxing, but one can assume not too many inner demons were squashed during its run.

sweet - Gabbi Jewell - Haunting - ...read full review


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Ryan Jackson’s tender and ever optimistic Peter is the play’s touchstone and by far the most sympathetic character. Matt Soson’s Guy is the quintessential hard-bodied, super intense fitness instructor who will do whatever it takes to get you on the right path toward fitness. Allegra Masters’ Sheila is appropriately layered, and she finds a nice balance between absurdity and authenticity. Lighting design by Sohail e. Najafi is fabulous. Najafi uses practical lighting as well as projected images and video to create a compelling and visually stimulating world.

sweet - Dana Martin - Stage Raw - ...read full review