Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair

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Reviews: 7

Audience

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The Human Fly, Silver Streak, Rhino Man and Leopard Woman share a city-funded apartment. Subjected to the investigations of a mayor-appointed efficiency expert they search for the meaning of life as they face eviction… and brand new super-villain. Award-winning theatre company The New American Theatre presents this comedy and the Los Angeles premiere by award-winning playwright Greg Kalleres (Honky). Directed New American Theatre artistic director Jack Stehlin ("Weeds")

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A broad comedy that milks the ridiculous concept for big laughs, this show manages to make some sharp observations about romance and commitment.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


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Truly hilariously, and so well directed and performed, Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair, marvelously exploits every nook and cranny of super hero fandom.

Recommended

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

This show was basically a visit to the land of Bizarro with “Super Heroes” trying to find something to do in a town with no crime. The story seemed silly and pointless, with most of the characters wearing latex body suits with accessories to reflect their names: Rhino Man, Leopard Woman, The Human Fly and Silver Streak. On Friday, June 15, the cast included Ronald Auguste, Brendan Brandt, Robert Cicchini,Christopher Frontiereo, Jeff Kongs, Jade Sealey. Perhaps if you enjoy comic books, this would be a show for you.I did like how the undercurrent of racism and racial profiling was handled. I suggest serving alcohol to patrons before seeing the show to encourage more laughter.

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Monique LeBleu

As part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival fare served up at the brand New American Theatre just off of Theatre Row, “Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair...” plays on superhero lore while touching on some very real dysfunction in contemporary relationships – friends, lovers, flatmates (or all of the above), as well as overpaid therapists, sexism, and racism, and all within Kalleres' laser target.

sweet - MoniqueLeBleu - The Los Angeles Beat - ...read full review


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Meanwhile Back at the Super Lair has some good one-liners and some witty banter, but as whole it doesn't have feet to stand on.

sour - Kat Michels - See It Or Skip It LA - ...read full review


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Meanwhile Back at the Super Lair… by Greg Kalleres can't seem to decide whether it's a Mad Magazine parody or a film by Robert Downy Sr., and Director Jack Stehlin hasn't addressed that issue either.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

Meanwhile is a silly play, but while not all of the riffs work, there are enough laughs for an evening of lightweight entertainment. The problem comes down to execution: this type of satire requires a particular sensibility and skill set that many members of this ensemble have yet to develop.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


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A broad comedy that milks the ridiculous concept for big laughs, this show manages to make some sharp observations about romance and commitment.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Avatar

Truly hilariously, and so well directed and performed, Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair, marvelously exploits every nook and cranny of super hero fandom.

Recommended

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

This show was basically a visit to the land of Bizarro with “Super Heroes” trying to find something to do in a town with no crime. The story seemed silly and pointless, with most of the characters wearing latex body suits with accessories to reflect their names: Rhino Man, Leopard Woman, The Human Fly and Silver Streak. On Friday, June 15, the cast included Ronald Auguste, Brendan Brandt, Robert Cicchini,Christopher Frontiereo, Jeff Kongs, Jade Sealey. Perhaps if you enjoy comic books, this would be a show for you.I did like how the undercurrent of racism and racial profiling was handled. I suggest serving alcohol to patrons before seeing the show to encourage more laughter.

sweet-sour - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


Monique LeBleu

As part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival fare served up at the brand New American Theatre just off of Theatre Row, “Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair...” plays on superhero lore while touching on some very real dysfunction in contemporary relationships – friends, lovers, flatmates (or all of the above), as well as overpaid therapists, sexism, and racism, and all within Kalleres' laser target.

sweet - MoniqueLeBleu - The Los Angeles Beat - ...read full review


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Meanwhile Back at the Super Lair has some good one-liners and some witty banter, but as whole it doesn't have feet to stand on.

sour - Kat Michels - See It Or Skip It LA - ...read full review


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Meanwhile Back at the Super Lair… by Greg Kalleres can't seem to decide whether it's a Mad Magazine parody or a film by Robert Downy Sr., and Director Jack Stehlin hasn't addressed that issue either.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

Meanwhile is a silly play, but while not all of the riffs work, there are enough laughs for an evening of lightweight entertainment. The problem comes down to execution: this type of satire requires a particular sensibility and skill set that many members of this ensemble have yet to develop.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review