Romeo and Juliet in Hell

Critics

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 8

Audience

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 7

Fri Nov 22, 8:30pm
Sat Nov 23, 8:30pm

Romeo and Juliet, dead, wake up to find themselves stuck in their
Personal Hell – forced to listen to WEST SIDE STORY music for eternity.
To escape, they must suffer through a production of their life story performed by the other inhabitants of Hell – Shakespeare’s dead characters – who butcher the story in hysterical ways!

ROMEO AND JULIET IN HELL is full of theatre-goer inside jokes, Broadway show tunes, and madcap madness! Recommended for ages 15 and up.

Written and Directed by Matt Ritchey

Featuring The Talents of:
Kawika Aguilar, Colton Butcher, Carlos Chavez, David Chernyavsky, Lauren Diaz, Jennifer Novak Chun, Ron Gabaldon, Nick Ley, Mikael Mattsson, Sebastian Muñoz, Therese Olson, Graydon Schlicter, Brenton Sullivan, Chloe Zubiri

8 PERFORMANCES
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
NOVEMBER 1 – 23
8:30PM

Actors Workout Studio
4735 Lankershim Blvd
N. Hollywood, CA 91602

Tickets: $20.00
fonprods.tix.com

Use discount code LEMONS to get 25% off regular priced tickets

Reviews

David MacDowell Blue

Okay, that is simply a delightful and weird premise, which is then milked for every laugh, as our two heroes seek to find a way to navigate out of their personal Hell into...well, somewhere else. Anywhere else. Along the way we meet plenty of other Shakespearean characters, generally coping as best they can (which sometimes means very poorly) with their situations. Did I mention the Devil is Bob Fosse?

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - ...read full review


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The show is a great way to spend the night. Lots of hearty laughter, great actors doing what they do best and not knowing what will happen, it’s better that way so the surprise will feel authentic, guarantees a great time. Ritchey is the new master of suspense but an old soul on getting the laughs in grim situations.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


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Although the plot of Romeo and Juliet in Hell sounds like a premise for a wacky five-minute Monty Python sketch, it actually sustains a full-length play thanks to consistently funny dialogue and the unflagging energy of the performers.

Bottom line: Probably the most fun you will ever have in Hell.

sweet - Steve Biodrowski - Hollywood Gothique - ...read full review


Avatar

Sinful silliness, a helluva lot of Shakespearian in-jokes, a bunch of theatrical wisecracking and a great deal of fun all in the vein of Christopher Durang’s 1981 snicker-fest The Actor’s Nightmare.

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


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Who knew hell could be so hilarious? When Romeo and Juliet wake up in the afterlife to discover that their personal hell is to be condemned to listen to a slightly pitchy Tony repeatedly singing the lyrics to West Side Story, they jump at the chance for escape. The way out—? They are subjected to a revue (pun intended) of their lives by a troupe of also-damned Shakespearean characters—Hamlet, Ophelia, Macbeth, Desdemona—attempting to recreate the story of that most infamous duo of star-crossed lovers. Peppered with equal parts pastiche, screwball comedy and inside jokes for those who worked on stage or behind stage, playwright and director Matt Richie has served up a delightful evening of laughs. Get thee to Hell! Romeo and Juliet in Hell!

sweet - Tom Jones


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This show was simply wonderful. Smartly written and expertly acted, it cross references multiple Shakespeare plays (and other theater luminaries) to hilarious results. The players new their subject well and their comedic timing and acting chops were as fine tuned as anyone who hast "strut and fret his hour upon the stage".
At a quick 60-minutes it's sure to delight Shakespeare lovers and novices alike. No need to be a scholar of the Bard.
I couldn't recommend this show more.

sweet - Elisa Ross


Mark Hein

A swift, silly romp that has laughs - and groans - aplenty, as the star-crossed lovers must watch their life story. Played as a musical (directed by the Devil himself, Bob Fosse). And starring the other folks who died in Shakespeare's plays. A delightful pastiche by author/director Matt Ritchey, served up by the Force of Nature troupe.

sweet - Mark Hein - Theatre Ghost - ...read full review


Avatar

Romeo and Juliet in Hell offers a delightfully dark comedic tale. It blasts from joke to joke with a bravery that becomes infectious and without any shame for its absurd premise. On one level, the show is simply interested in giving an audience an enjoyable hour of entertainment and it does that quite well.

sweet - Erik Blair - Haunting - ...read full review


Avatar

Originally produced at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Romeo and Juliet in Hell retains its structural simplicity and driven energy, both of which serve its current incarnation. It’s a fun, fast-paced screwball comedy reserved for Bill’s most famous dead heroes.

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


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Amazing ! Original and funny as Hell !!! Excellents comedians !
May God forgive me but I will come back in Hell before the 23th !

sweet - Alassane Sankare


Avatar

Really fun show! If you want a big, enthusiastic, funny show - this one is for you. Well acted and written, the show packs a big punch on a small stage. Especially fun for anyone with a theater or English major background, as there are a couple good winks to theater culture in general, though if you don't, that wont keep you from enjoying it. I am going to see it again before it closes.

sweet - Elle Davis


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

This mash up is patently outrageous and undeniably, groanably funny, with a cast that is having the time of their life and the audience gets sucked in like a doomed ship in a whirlpool. Don’t think, just enjoy the fun.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Avatar

My friend and I went to see this together and did not stop laughing practically the entire show. It was well-written, well-performed, and all-around fun. Go see it!

sweet - Kristina


Avatar

"Hilarious is the word" for Romeo and Juliet in Hell playing at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood. This campy show takes place in the underworld with a deceased cast of Shakespearian characters reenacting Romeo & Juliet’s tragedy in a comical farce as the young lovers look on. Delightful energy from the whole cast with well-timed Shakespearian puns through out!!

sweet - Joyce Hutter


Avatar

Outstanding FUN! Never stopped laughing. Great casting.
The tragic characters in Shakespeare live in HELL & welcome Romeo & Juliet upon their arrival to their internal hell.

sweet - Gail Murray


David MacDowell Blue

Okay, that is simply a delightful and weird premise, which is then milked for every laugh, as our two heroes seek to find a way to navigate out of their personal Hell into...well, somewhere else. Anywhere else. Along the way we meet plenty of other Shakespearean characters, generally coping as best they can (which sometimes means very poorly) with their situations. Did I mention the Devil is Bob Fosse?

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - ...read full review


Avatar

The show is a great way to spend the night. Lots of hearty laughter, great actors doing what they do best and not knowing what will happen, it’s better that way so the surprise will feel authentic, guarantees a great time. Ritchey is the new master of suspense but an old soul on getting the laughs in grim situations.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Avatar

Although the plot of Romeo and Juliet in Hell sounds like a premise for a wacky five-minute Monty Python sketch, it actually sustains a full-length play thanks to consistently funny dialogue and the unflagging energy of the performers.

Bottom line: Probably the most fun you will ever have in Hell.

sweet - Steve Biodrowski - Hollywood Gothique - ...read full review


Avatar

Sinful silliness, a helluva lot of Shakespearian in-jokes, a bunch of theatrical wisecracking and a great deal of fun all in the vein of Christopher Durang’s 1981 snicker-fest The Actor’s Nightmare.

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


Mark Hein

A swift, silly romp that has laughs - and groans - aplenty, as the star-crossed lovers must watch their life story. Played as a musical (directed by the Devil himself, Bob Fosse). And starring the other folks who died in Shakespeare's plays. A delightful pastiche by author/director Matt Ritchey, served up by the Force of Nature troupe.

sweet - Mark Hein - Theatre Ghost - ...read full review


Avatar

Romeo and Juliet in Hell offers a delightfully dark comedic tale. It blasts from joke to joke with a bravery that becomes infectious and without any shame for its absurd premise. On one level, the show is simply interested in giving an audience an enjoyable hour of entertainment and it does that quite well.

sweet - Erik Blair - Haunting - ...read full review


Avatar

Originally produced at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Romeo and Juliet in Hell retains its structural simplicity and driven energy, both of which serve its current incarnation. It’s a fun, fast-paced screwball comedy reserved for Bill’s most famous dead heroes.

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


Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes

This mash up is patently outrageous and undeniably, groanably funny, with a cast that is having the time of their life and the audience gets sucked in like a doomed ship in a whirlpool. Don’t think, just enjoy the fun.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


Avatar

Who knew hell could be so hilarious? When Romeo and Juliet wake up in the afterlife to discover that their personal hell is to be condemned to listen to a slightly pitchy Tony repeatedly singing the lyrics to West Side Story, they jump at the chance for escape. The way out—? They are subjected to a revue (pun intended) of their lives by a troupe of also-damned Shakespearean characters—Hamlet, Ophelia, Macbeth, Desdemona—attempting to recreate the story of that most infamous duo of star-crossed lovers. Peppered with equal parts pastiche, screwball comedy and inside jokes for those who worked on stage or behind stage, playwright and director Matt Richie has served up a delightful evening of laughs. Get thee to Hell! Romeo and Juliet in Hell!

sweet - Tom Jones


Avatar

This show was simply wonderful. Smartly written and expertly acted, it cross references multiple Shakespeare plays (and other theater luminaries) to hilarious results. The players new their subject well and their comedic timing and acting chops were as fine tuned as anyone who hast "strut and fret his hour upon the stage".
At a quick 60-minutes it's sure to delight Shakespeare lovers and novices alike. No need to be a scholar of the Bard.
I couldn't recommend this show more.

sweet - Elisa Ross


Avatar

Amazing ! Original and funny as Hell !!! Excellents comedians !
May God forgive me but I will come back in Hell before the 23th !

sweet - Alassane Sankare


Avatar

Really fun show! If you want a big, enthusiastic, funny show - this one is for you. Well acted and written, the show packs a big punch on a small stage. Especially fun for anyone with a theater or English major background, as there are a couple good winks to theater culture in general, though if you don't, that wont keep you from enjoying it. I am going to see it again before it closes.

sweet - Elle Davis


Avatar

My friend and I went to see this together and did not stop laughing practically the entire show. It was well-written, well-performed, and all-around fun. Go see it!

sweet - Kristina


Avatar

"Hilarious is the word" for Romeo and Juliet in Hell playing at the Actors Workout Studio in North Hollywood. This campy show takes place in the underworld with a deceased cast of Shakespearian characters reenacting Romeo & Juliet’s tragedy in a comical farce as the young lovers look on. Delightful energy from the whole cast with well-timed Shakespearian puns through out!!

sweet - Joyce Hutter


Avatar

Outstanding FUN! Never stopped laughing. Great casting.
The tragic characters in Shakespeare live in HELL & welcome Romeo & Juliet upon their arrival to their internal hell.

sweet - Gail Murray