Sucker Punch

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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Reviews: 0

In the red corner: Leon Davidson – black British champ or Uncle Tom? In the blue corner: Troy Augustus – international powerhouse or naive cash cow? Having spent their youth in the same London boxing gym vying for the favoritism of an inspirational, foul-mouthed trainer, two former friends step into the ring and face up to who they are. By turns tender, shocking and funny, Sucker Punch asks if the right battles have been fought, let alone won. A SITE-SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE. West Coast premiere.

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Tiger Boxing Gym is an excellent mid-city setting for the play, emphasizing the theme better than any set design or collection of props ever could. Michael A. Shepperd’s direction is able to make the most use out of a tiny space as the characters brawl with each other verbally and with their fists, the latter form convincingly brought to life thanks to Jen Albert’s fight choreography.

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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...Sucker Punch by Roy Williams is a wonderful play about the dreams of athletes and their manager. By all accounts, it is a comedy with some dramatic overtones. The timing of the dialogue is as essential as the boxing scenes in order for the comedy to hit home. There were hits and misses this night, but overall a wonderful production by the coeurage theatre company...

The play had a short run. But if you are able to see it in another venue, run, run, run!

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


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Director Michael A Shepperd’s pile-driving, extraordinarily well-choreographed West Coast premiere — with intense fight moves by Jen Albert — pulls no punches in galvanizing U.K. playwright Roy Williams’ pugilistic 2010 play about “Black British” dreamers...

Sucker Punch may have more axes to grind than points to make, but Williams’ action painting is nonetheless dynamic — in drive if not destination. Not one person working on or behind this show escapes getting covered in glory. Now all we need is for the first act to bre-e-e-e-ath and some serious diction.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

Coeurage Theatre Company's West Coast premiere of Roy Williams' SUCKER PUNCH consistently hits its target under the uber-tensioned, fast-paced direction of Michael A. Shepperd. Embodied by an all-around talented cast, all involved in channeling William's solid script to the stage should raise their arms and pump their fists in triumph.

sweet - Gil Kaan - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

South London accents either too thick to be understood or virtually non-existent along with loads of British slang prove detrimental to Coeurage Theatre Company’s site-specific West Coast Premiere of Roy Williams’ Sucker Punch. So do view-blocking sight lines for certain audience members squeezed into the Tiger Boxing Gym just off Melrose.

sweet-sour - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


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Tiger Boxing Gym is an excellent mid-city setting for the play, emphasizing the theme better than any set design or collection of props ever could. Michael A. Shepperd’s direction is able to make the most use out of a tiny space as the characters brawl with each other verbally and with their fists, the latter form convincingly brought to life thanks to Jen Albert’s fight choreography.

sweet-sour - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Avatar

...Sucker Punch by Roy Williams is a wonderful play about the dreams of athletes and their manager. By all accounts, it is a comedy with some dramatic overtones. The timing of the dialogue is as essential as the boxing scenes in order for the comedy to hit home. There were hits and misses this night, but overall a wonderful production by the coeurage theatre company...

The play had a short run. But if you are able to see it in another venue, run, run, run!

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


Avatar

Director Michael A Shepperd’s pile-driving, extraordinarily well-choreographed West Coast premiere — with intense fight moves by Jen Albert — pulls no punches in galvanizing U.K. playwright Roy Williams’ pugilistic 2010 play about “Black British” dreamers...

Sucker Punch may have more axes to grind than points to make, but Williams’ action painting is nonetheless dynamic — in drive if not destination. Not one person working on or behind this show escapes getting covered in glory. Now all we need is for the first act to bre-e-e-e-ath and some serious diction.

sweet-sour - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

Coeurage Theatre Company's West Coast premiere of Roy Williams' SUCKER PUNCH consistently hits its target under the uber-tensioned, fast-paced direction of Michael A. Shepperd. Embodied by an all-around talented cast, all involved in channeling William's solid script to the stage should raise their arms and pump their fists in triumph.

sweet - Gil Kaan - Broadway World - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

South London accents either too thick to be understood or virtually non-existent along with loads of British slang prove detrimental to Coeurage Theatre Company’s site-specific West Coast Premiere of Roy Williams’ Sucker Punch. So do view-blocking sight lines for certain audience members squeezed into the Tiger Boxing Gym just off Melrose.

sweet-sour - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review