Bonesetter: A Tragislasher NYC Reviews and Tickets
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever
About the Show
Spicy Witch Productions presents this B-movie-style thriller, which is a modern take on Thomas Middleton's 'The Revenger’s Tragedy.'
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.'
"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.'"
"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."