The Scorpion and the Frog: a time-killer

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Reviews: 5

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“The Scorpion and the Frog: a time-killer” is a comic interpretation of the oft-told story/fable/allegory/whatchamawhoositz about a frog who agrees to take a scorpion across a river. Will the two make it to the other side of said river? Will they learn anything? Will they grow as intelligent species? Will these questions entice you to actually leave your homes and see this play?

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Reviews

"It’s a very clever play.  Funny, sweet, beautifully acted with bold, playhouse performances full of humor and nuance and painfully learned life lessons. This is perfect Fringe fare. Simple staging, fiercely good performances, great writing,  and purposefully and thoughtfully staged.  The 6th Act took something a little overlooked and made it meaningful again…I absolutely loved it!!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmons-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"The beauty of this piece, directed by Matthew Leavitt is it's complex simplicity... Dedicated performances with slight tongue in cheek that will make you laugh and nod in accord as we witness the sinking of the good ship ScorpiFrog or FroPio. I loved it."

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


"Although this one act, 55-minute piece has the virtue of brevity, even busy people will find themselves wishing for more... Director Matthew Leavitt provides his talented cast the room to try and the wisdom to not try too hard. When the actors individually address the audience it never seems like mugging but a charming way of sharing confidences."

sweet - Tom Waldman - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"Playwright Spencer Green slices and dices the story, deconstructing it, switching up roles, exploring philosophical meanings and psychological games. The word play is dazzling when the scorpion and frog negotiate, power shifting as deals are made and wishful thinking gives way to nature’s rules. ...The acting is first-rate. There’s even original music, well-played and sung."

sweet - Laura Foti Cohen - Larchmont Buzz - ...read full review


"Even with excellent actors Alex Parker and Christine Sage, four crossings with almost the same dialogue grew tiresome. Felt like a charming ten minute play stretched to one hour."

sour - Morna Murphy Martell - Theatre Spoken Here - ...read full review


"It’s a very clever play.  Funny, sweet, beautifully acted with bold, playhouse performances full of humor and nuance and painfully learned life lessons. This is perfect Fringe fare. Simple staging, fiercely good performances, great writing,  and purposefully and thoughtfully staged.  The 6th Act took something a little overlooked and made it meaningful again…I absolutely loved it!!!"

sweet - Samantha Simmons-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


"The beauty of this piece, directed by Matthew Leavitt is it's complex simplicity... Dedicated performances with slight tongue in cheek that will make you laugh and nod in accord as we witness the sinking of the good ship ScorpiFrog or FroPio. I loved it."

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


"Although this one act, 55-minute piece has the virtue of brevity, even busy people will find themselves wishing for more... Director Matthew Leavitt provides his talented cast the room to try and the wisdom to not try too hard. When the actors individually address the audience it never seems like mugging but a charming way of sharing confidences."

sweet - Tom Waldman - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


"Playwright Spencer Green slices and dices the story, deconstructing it, switching up roles, exploring philosophical meanings and psychological games. The word play is dazzling when the scorpion and frog negotiate, power shifting as deals are made and wishful thinking gives way to nature’s rules. ...The acting is first-rate. There’s even original music, well-played and sung."

sweet - Laura Foti Cohen - Larchmont Buzz - ...read full review


"Even with excellent actors Alex Parker and Christine Sage, four crossings with almost the same dialogue grew tiresome. Felt like a charming ten minute play stretched to one hour."

sour - Morna Murphy Martell - Theatre Spoken Here - ...read full review