Olivia Wilde Does Not Survive The Apocalypse

Critics

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92 %

Reviews: 6

Audience

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100 %

Reviews: 4

A hack director and a snooty actress stumble 300 years into the future. America has been taken over by a fascist government, which believes that entertainment is the key to control. As the only remaining people on earth with any artistic talent the director and actress are forced to put on a play. But if they fail to entertain the masses they will be executed on live television.

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Playwright Matthew Robinson has crafted a dark yet funny take on life in America 300 years into the future with Olivia Wilde Does Not Survive The Apocalypse...

...definitely keep an eye out for Matthew Robinson’s next play. He’ll make you laugh. Promise.

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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It's a Mad World, in the future, where theater performances of Oscar Wilde can inspire the masses and save the lives of rebels. "Olivia Wilde" is crazy, silly, goofy, post-apocalyptic fun.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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This show was great. I loved it! One of my top 3 shows of the Fringe (I've seen a lot this year). They won the well deserved Best Comedy of the Fringe and I am so glad. It's a well though out and clever script, supported by talented actors and great directing. Bravo!

sweet - Jenni Halina


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This show was great. I loved it! One of my top 3 shows of the Fringe (I've seen a lot this year). They won the well deserved Best Comedy of the Fringe and I am so glad. It's a well though out and clever script, supported by talented actors and great directing. Bravo!

sweet - Jenni Halina


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This show is a masterpiece and his hand-selected cast are comedic geniuses in pulling out all the stops to make this the funniest damn show of the Fringe. Featuring Sean-Michael Bowles as the “hack director” and Emilie Martz as the “snooty actress,” the amazing cast also included Francesca Manzi as Rodeo, Chelsea Langenderfer as Chandler, Everett Dailey as Marcus, Chris Bunyi as Crenshaw, Asia Pitts as Abbot Kinney and Ashley Frances Hoffman as Dr. Kelli Hu The show was directed by Robby DeVillez, and he was brilliant. My sides hurt so much from laughing, especially at all the inside jokes. We will be quoting lines from this show for a long time.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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Director Robby DeVillez and writer Matthew S. Robinson have whipped together a nice little mish-mosh of sci-fi zombies and cultural references full of sound, fury and silliness.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


Monique LeBleu

Fan's of veteran Hollywood Fringe producer, director, and writer Matthew Robinson's passed shows might see this campy farce romp as a departure. Fans of dystopian apocalypse tropes will revel. Fun, in tune with celebrity culture, and occasionally quite silly, the show is a nice romp for the sci-fi nerd in all of us. As with the film "Idiocracy" (2006), the what-if's may sound ridiculous and absurd. But with where we are now in society, in current politics, and in the increasing rise of celebrity culture, you may be laughing a lot less at the absurdity but laughing because–if we don't–we might cry.

sweet - Monique LeBleu - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

Overall the entirety of this show is a triumph, this was perhaps the funniest show, I have seen at this years Hollywood Fringe Festival. It is such a clever and unique take on the post-apocalyptic genre, and it is a show I defensively recommend checking out.

sweet - Mike Reyes - Mike Check - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

...Olivia Wilde is fun, funny, had a brilliant prayer to the Bey, and is well worth a visit. - Highly Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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A very fun take on the post-apocalypse wherein modern pop culture is transformed into sacrosanct mythology. It's absurd in all the right ways, delicious one-liners are peppered throughout, and keen satiric barbs will make you wince at the truth of it all.

The idea that in 300 years that celebrities have been deified and their exploits in people magazine are recounted as mythology just tickles me in so many ways. It bears some resemblance to Mister Burns, A Post-Electric Play in that regard. Which, as far as comparisons go, is pretty high praise.

The jokes are perfectly timed and there are so many of them that if one doesn't quite land, that's okay, there are five more coming up. The pop culture references are plentiful, given the nature of the show, but they are not overbearing. The references are there to serve the tospy-turvy world of the apocalypse, the witty dialogue, and the delightfully weirdass characters. It would have been so easy for this play to have been a nonstop string of "references" in place of actual jokes, but it isn't. Because Matthew Robinson is an excellent writer.

The actors are all perfectly suited to their roles. I was about to make a brief list of standouts here, but then I realized that I was just typing out each of the cast members individually.

The barely-there romance subplot was a little bit mangled in the middle part of the show.

And uh... that's about it for nitpicks. I had a really great time y'all.

sweet - Drew P


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Playwright Matthew Robinson has crafted a dark yet funny take on life in America 300 years into the future with Olivia Wilde Does Not Survive The Apocalypse...

...definitely keep an eye out for Matthew Robinson’s next play. He’ll make you laugh. Promise.

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


Avatar

This show is a masterpiece and his hand-selected cast are comedic geniuses in pulling out all the stops to make this the funniest damn show of the Fringe. Featuring Sean-Michael Bowles as the “hack director” and Emilie Martz as the “snooty actress,” the amazing cast also included Francesca Manzi as Rodeo, Chelsea Langenderfer as Chandler, Everett Dailey as Marcus, Chris Bunyi as Crenshaw, Asia Pitts as Abbot Kinney and Ashley Frances Hoffman as Dr. Kelli Hu The show was directed by Robby DeVillez, and he was brilliant. My sides hurt so much from laughing, especially at all the inside jokes. We will be quoting lines from this show for a long time.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


Avatar

Director Robby DeVillez and writer Matthew S. Robinson have whipped together a nice little mish-mosh of sci-fi zombies and cultural references full of sound, fury and silliness.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


Monique LeBleu

Fan's of veteran Hollywood Fringe producer, director, and writer Matthew Robinson's passed shows might see this campy farce romp as a departure. Fans of dystopian apocalypse tropes will revel. Fun, in tune with celebrity culture, and occasionally quite silly, the show is a nice romp for the sci-fi nerd in all of us. As with the film "Idiocracy" (2006), the what-if's may sound ridiculous and absurd. But with where we are now in society, in current politics, and in the increasing rise of celebrity culture, you may be laughing a lot less at the absurdity but laughing because–if we don't–we might cry.

sweet - Monique LeBleu - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

Overall the entirety of this show is a triumph, this was perhaps the funniest show, I have seen at this years Hollywood Fringe Festival. It is such a clever and unique take on the post-apocalyptic genre, and it is a show I defensively recommend checking out.

sweet - Mike Reyes - Mike Check - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

...Olivia Wilde is fun, funny, had a brilliant prayer to the Bey, and is well worth a visit. - Highly Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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It's a Mad World, in the future, where theater performances of Oscar Wilde can inspire the masses and save the lives of rebels. "Olivia Wilde" is crazy, silly, goofy, post-apocalyptic fun.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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This show was great. I loved it! One of my top 3 shows of the Fringe (I've seen a lot this year). They won the well deserved Best Comedy of the Fringe and I am so glad. It's a well though out and clever script, supported by talented actors and great directing. Bravo!

sweet - Jenni Halina


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This show was great. I loved it! One of my top 3 shows of the Fringe (I've seen a lot this year). They won the well deserved Best Comedy of the Fringe and I am so glad. It's a well though out and clever script, supported by talented actors and great directing. Bravo!

sweet - Jenni Halina


Avatar

A very fun take on the post-apocalypse wherein modern pop culture is transformed into sacrosanct mythology. It's absurd in all the right ways, delicious one-liners are peppered throughout, and keen satiric barbs will make you wince at the truth of it all.

The idea that in 300 years that celebrities have been deified and their exploits in people magazine are recounted as mythology just tickles me in so many ways. It bears some resemblance to Mister Burns, A Post-Electric Play in that regard. Which, as far as comparisons go, is pretty high praise.

The jokes are perfectly timed and there are so many of them that if one doesn't quite land, that's okay, there are five more coming up. The pop culture references are plentiful, given the nature of the show, but they are not overbearing. The references are there to serve the tospy-turvy world of the apocalypse, the witty dialogue, and the delightfully weirdass characters. It would have been so easy for this play to have been a nonstop string of "references" in place of actual jokes, but it isn't. Because Matthew Robinson is an excellent writer.

The actors are all perfectly suited to their roles. I was about to make a brief list of standouts here, but then I realized that I was just typing out each of the cast members individually.

The barely-there romance subplot was a little bit mangled in the middle part of the show.

And uh... that's about it for nitpicks. I had a really great time y'all.

sweet - Drew P