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Bonesetter: A Tragislasher

Members say: Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
78
Critics
83
2 reviews
Members
77
11 reviews
 

Spicy Witch Productions presents this B-movie-style thriller, which is a modern take on Thomas Middleton's 'The Revenger’s Tragedy.'

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Bonesetter explores the sexual politics and camp in the 1606 Jacobean revenge tragedy through the lens of '80s slasher films. When bookish Clarissa’s best friend is found dead, a series of murders connected to the town's mayor is set in motion. Blood is splattered all over as retribution for a crime committed 15 years prior. A blend of sex and gore, cinema and live theater, running in repertory with 'The Revenger's Tragedy.'

 

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Reviews (13)

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83
Avg Score

80
Theater In The Now

"Littered with humor and cynicism, 'Bonesetter,' though not perfect, takes Middleton's tale and finds an enticing way to retell it. Storckman's text marries styles well but in the end, storytelling gets muffled, occasionally...Director Koivisto embraced the campy horror essence leaving the audience wanting more...'Bonesetter' is one of those shows that can be exceptional in the future in a more budget friendly production." Full Review

85
Theatre is Easy

"The audience is treated to suspense, fights, and intricate stage blood effects. But, 'Bonesetter' is, above all, sharply witty. While poking holes in the dichotomy of "ideal" female sexuality, Storckman pokes fun at horror film tropes, '80s pop culture, dating, and at the play itself...Performing in the round presents challenges...I was often able to see or hear when actors move behind the audience...That being said, there’s an astute brilliance to 'Bonesetter.'" Full Review

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77
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67
Funny, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if You don't mind a basic theatre production that will make you feel like you are back in high school.

Don't see it if Don't have a sense of humor and cannot appreciate a slasher pic at its most basic.

83
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Indulgent, Banal

See it if Ur up for a rather campy modern take on Jacobean revenge play. It seems to be geared for a younger audience & doesn't take itself seriously

Don't see it if You have little patience for sometime forced, and over-the-top-humour, as well as amateur acting. It's not the strongest script-still fun.

75
Funny, Cliched, Slow, Dated, Great staging

See it if you like living comic books. The staging is very clever. Clearly a lot of work went into the production and the actors are doing there best

Don't see it if with big expectations. It is not as funny or as scary as I would have liked it to be. Still it had good moments.

87
Funny, Original, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like camp/parodies; see an interesting take on 80s slasher movies w/o being terrified; to support an innovative talented theater company

Don't see it if You find stage blood unsettling; you aren't ready to laugh at a rehash of old slasher film cliches or death scenes

71
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Fun, Campy

See it if You're a fan of teen slasher or horror films! Story is good and delivers laughs. It's a fun, campy night out.

Don't see it if If you aren’t a fan of slasher films which tend not to have the best acting/writing but work as a genre. This in in that vein & works!

80
Funny, Original, Quirky, High camp, Lots of stage violence

See it if You enjoy camp. You enjoy '80s horror movies, like Halloween. You're OK w/stage violence. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You don't like '80s horror movies. You hate camp. You don't like stage violence. You want a drama.

75
Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to be inside horror-movie, not best, but directly from '70-80-th

Don't see it if Death, blood, lesbians not for you

85
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like the 80s, slashers, genre, comedy, great acting, well executed stage combat, or the idea of feminist horror.

Don't see it if you have difficulty seeing violence or blood onstage.

69
Funny, Quirky, Slow, Great staging, Great concept

See it if You like campy slasher films & clever adaptations. It's entertaining but parts of it drag (2 hrs). The staging & choreography is impressive.

Don't see it if You don't like campy slasher flicks with cheesy plots and lots of scene hopping.

80
Original, Delightful, Quirky, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you love B-horror movies, a campy/slasher movies, and quirky fun theatre. There's plenty of fights, trope dismantling, and bloody fun here.

Don't see it if you prefer your traditional rep, don't like adaptations, or want your theatre to be wholly separate from the influence of film.

79
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Cute, Great staging

See it if you are interested in unique staging. If you can go back in time...

Don't see it if you don't like cheesy, spoof humor. If you cannot go back in time.