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Kiss My Ax!

ensemble theatre · alliance of los angeles playwrights (alap) · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by NANCE CRAWFORD

June 04, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

It begins with a song enumerating the Fire Marshal’s Warning ‒ undoubtedly soon to be viral on YouTube ‒ followed by director Dan Berkowitz’s own “Lesbian Vixens of the SS Who Stopped Living and Became Ax-Wielding Zombies,” a very original example of Deus ex machina.

KISS MY AX! is an evening not to be missed by any fringe lover, playgoer, or self-respecting casting director in town.

What I didn't like

What didn’t work? Not a thing. We laughed, and took the giggles with us.

My overall impression

A veritable romp through the minds of the six brilliantly diverse playwrights who include Peter Colley, Joe Godfrey, Jonathan Josephson, Brian Raine, and Rom Watson, Berkowitz guides a remarkably versatile cast ‒ Royana Black, Ewan Chung, AnnaLisa Erickson, JP Hubell, and Bret Shefter ‒ through a minefield of absurdist logic with sincere aplomb.

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