Bonesetter: A Tragislasher
Bonesetter: A Tragislasher

Bonesetter: A Tragislasher NYC Reviews and Tickets

(11 Ratings)
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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.'

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Show-Score Member Reviews (11)

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219 Reviews | 88 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Ambitious

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

84 Reviews | 38 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

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.

180 Reviews | 39 Followers
Clever, Banal, Original, Ambitious, Indulgent

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.

563 Reviews | 193 Followers
Funny, High camp, Original, Quirky, 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.

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Great staging, Slow, Cliched, Funny, Dated

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.

152 Reviews | 42 Followers
Funny, Hilarious, Great acting, Ambitious, 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

972 Reviews | 1051 Followers
Entertaining, Fun, Campy, Clever, Quirky

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!

55 Reviews | 76 Followers
Funny, Quirky, Great staging, Slow, 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.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
May 25th, 2016

"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.'"
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Theater In The Now
May 17th, 2016

"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."
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