Sucker Punch

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Wed Jun 19, 8:00pm
Thu Jun 20, 8:00pm
Fri Jun 21, 8:00pm
Sat Jun 22, 2:00pm
Sat Jun 22, 8:00pm
Sun Jun 23, 2:00pm
Sun Jun 23, 7:00pm

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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Reviews

"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


"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