Posts Tagged ‘Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’

AS YOU LIKE IT

For those of us who prefer our Bard Of Avon short and sweet, Denise Devin is back with another of her hour-long Shakespeare Short Cuts, the result of which is an As You Like It exactly as you (and I) like it.
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ALICE!

Director Denise Devin has done it again, making theatrical magic on a shoestring over at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre with Alice!, her supremely imaginative, delectably comedic adults-only musical take on Lewis Carroll.
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THE JEW WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS

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The jokes may be broad, the characters stereotypical, and performances far from nuanced, but Andy Shultz’s The Jew Who Saved Christmas!, the latest from Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group, does precisely what a comedy is supposed to do—it makes you laugh.
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MACBETH

Macbeth in sixty minutes. What sweeter words are there to those for whom Shakespeare is a taste not quite acquired (or those with only an hour to spare), especially when it’s Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s Macbeth, adapted and directed by Denise Devin. Now, that’s my way to see The Scottish Play (or Playlet as the case may be).
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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

No set, no frills, the original script cut by more than half, and abundant imagination and flair add up to quite possibly the shortest and without a doubt one of the most entertaining Midsummer Night’s Dreams in the four-hundred-twenty or so years since those foolish mortals first ventured into the woods, sixty-five minutes of madcap Midsummer 2014 magic courtesy of Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group.
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THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

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Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid gets trimmed down from three acts to a fast-moving fifty-minutes as Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre presents Roger K. Weiss’s The Hypochondriac, and thought results fall short of the brilliance of December’s A Christmas Carol, there are laughs aplenty to be had.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL


It wouldn’t be December without Christmas carols or Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s latest gives Los Angeles theatergoers both in just under an hour and performed with such Zombie Joe flair that it’s hard to imagine even Christmas Carol haters not falling for this show. As for those with more traditional tastes, there’s more than enough authentic Dickens to have you leaving Zombie Joe’s Underground with a smile on your face and maybe even the traces of a few tears on your cheeks.
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