Town Brawl

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Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

Inspired by the outrageous stories found on Nextdoor.com, Town Brawl is your chance to witness petty and absurd neighborly drama being settled in a no holds barred town hall meeting. If you hate your neighbors you'll love our show.

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In the exquisitely humorous production of Town Brawl, the creators position us right on the edge of our seats on a stage with the look, feel and energy of a Town Hall meeting.

They weave us into the immersive texture as we wait for the theatre doors to open. We hear people, both cast members (who knew?)and theatre goers complaining about everything from the temperature, the wait and what a duplicitous character Vicky, played by Maura McCarthy, is.

From it’s sharp writing to the energetic cast (and audience) Town Brawl takes us on a uproarious wild ride through the fictitious and oh so real community of Springdale. We all know a Vicky, a Big Mike, a Carol a Hunter, a Ron Jones and an art teacher.

It’s impossible to coast on this ride because the interaction between the characters and the audience was so real I felt like I was at a town hall meeting. The energy was contagious.

Town Brawl gives us a glimpse of our shared humanity; we all know people like the characters in the play, we’ve all been to meetings like that, albeit not as much fun, and maybe just maybe we can see a bit of ourselves in all these despicable, yet lovable characters.

I can’t wait for the next town hall meeting.

sweet - Janice Stehman


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I found Town Brawl to be a very refreshing change of pace to most of the immersive productions that happen at Fringe and in Los Angeles in general. It was bright and cheery, smart and funny, and it was an enjoyable hour living through a satirized version of far worse hours that I’ve lived through in real life. It gives us darkly funny characters and bizarrely terrible situations that are sadly likely to have happened in real life somewhere in this country. It reminds us of both how stupid politics can be and how wonderful humans themselves are – even in the midst of their petty complaints and shortsighted thinking. I really hope that Town Brawl extends beyond Fringe as I can envision a version of this show that is even sharper and funnier – and I would gladly return to see it one more time if that happens.

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


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This was interesting immersive theatre. It was good, but had a very improvy sense to it. I don’t think walking in 15 minutes late hurt things in the slightest bit.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


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I found Town Brawl to be a very refreshing change of pace to most of the immersive productions that happen at Fringe and in Los Angeles in general. It was bright and cheery, smart and funny, and it was an enjoyable hour living through a satirized version of far worse hours that I’ve lived through in real life. It gives us darkly funny characters and bizarrely terrible situations that are sadly likely to have happened in real life somewhere in this country. It reminds us of both how stupid politics can be and how wonderful humans themselves are – even in the midst of their petty complaints and shortsighted thinking. I really hope that Town Brawl extends beyond Fringe as I can envision a version of this show that is even sharper and funnier – and I would gladly return to see it one more time if that happens.

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


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This was interesting immersive theatre. It was good, but had a very improvy sense to it. I don’t think walking in 15 minutes late hurt things in the slightest bit.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


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In the exquisitely humorous production of Town Brawl, the creators position us right on the edge of our seats on a stage with the look, feel and energy of a Town Hall meeting.

They weave us into the immersive texture as we wait for the theatre doors to open. We hear people, both cast members (who knew?)and theatre goers complaining about everything from the temperature, the wait and what a duplicitous character Vicky, played by Maura McCarthy, is.

From it’s sharp writing to the energetic cast (and audience) Town Brawl takes us on a uproarious wild ride through the fictitious and oh so real community of Springdale. We all know a Vicky, a Big Mike, a Carol a Hunter, a Ron Jones and an art teacher.

It’s impossible to coast on this ride because the interaction between the characters and the audience was so real I felt like I was at a town hall meeting. The energy was contagious.

Town Brawl gives us a glimpse of our shared humanity; we all know people like the characters in the play, we’ve all been to meetings like that, albeit not as much fun, and maybe just maybe we can see a bit of ourselves in all these despicable, yet lovable characters.

I can’t wait for the next town hall meeting.

sweet - Janice Stehman