Why did the chicken cross the road?

Critics

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Audience

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‘Why did the chicken cross the road?' follows each of the words in that joke as a character as they try to figure out their meaning and reach the ‘real world'. A philosophical comedy rooted in the politics of Trump's America, this show enjoyed a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run in London last year!

REVIEWS OF THE LONDON PRODUCTION:

“With impeccable writing and close attention to identity dynamics, we leave ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?' feeling not only as though we have watched some fiercely sharpened performances all round, but as though we are better equipped for dealing with the chaos of the world.”

– Seline Cornfield, Strand Magazine

“A terrific show… managed to extend the conceit while deepening its resonance, keeping us entertained, and providing real warmth and meaning. Great performances in a hard-to-memorize script, too!”

– Dr. Ian Henderson, Lecturer at King's College, London

Reviews

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"To say that Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road? is a Becket comedy is not an oxymoron but a paradox. In his hilariously comedic rendition of our existential dilemma of why and why not, because, because why, that’s why, and why not, Matthew Hennigar made us in the audience whoop and holler at his conundrums punching epiphanies in our deranged minds. The superb ensemble cast expanded our appreciation of the obviously simple answer, to get to the other side! Fine. Now what? Can’t leave us there, though the ensemble seemed satisfied (which is why they were so great because we knew they weren’t). What’s the next problem to write about ? Now that the chicken is on the other side, is other? What is the side that it just left to cross here? Looking forward to that one! In the meantime, stay on the right side of the road and make this a Pick Of The Fringe!"

sweet - Michael Fuller


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"Thus begins a surprisingly brilliant hero’s journey that at times is exceptionally funny, enlightening, courageous, and wildly thoughtful. Special mentions to “Road,” “Why” and “Chicken” but the real star of the show is Hennigar’s unfolding concept, offering to the audience a glimpse into who we are and what our purpose here might be."

sweet - Michael Phillip Edwards - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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"Thus begins a surprisingly brilliant hero’s journey that at times is exceptionally funny, enlightening, courageous, and wildly thoughtful. Special mentions to “Road,” “Why” and “Chicken” but the real star of the show is Hennigar’s unfolding concept, offering to the audience a glimpse into who we are and what our purpose here might be."

sweet - Michael Phillip Edwards - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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"To say that Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road? is a Becket comedy is not an oxymoron but a paradox. In his hilariously comedic rendition of our existential dilemma of why and why not, because, because why, that’s why, and why not, Matthew Hennigar made us in the audience whoop and holler at his conundrums punching epiphanies in our deranged minds. The superb ensemble cast expanded our appreciation of the obviously simple answer, to get to the other side! Fine. Now what? Can’t leave us there, though the ensemble seemed satisfied (which is why they were so great because we knew they weren’t). What’s the next problem to write about ? Now that the chicken is on the other side, is other? What is the side that it just left to cross here? Looking forward to that one! In the meantime, stay on the right side of the road and make this a Pick Of The Fringe!"

sweet - Michael Fuller