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Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon

From 2 critic and 3 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Absorbing, Epic, Intense, Dizzying

About the show

Combative Theatre Co. presents a kinetic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring trained actor-combatants and lots of weapons. More…

This new take on the classic play about the doomed Roman commander combines heightened language with brutal, unadulterated violence. As an audience member, you should be prepared to be moved around, find actors in your midst, and to stand for up to 30 minutes at a time. If you require seating for the entire show, please reach out to to the theater at:

Theater Pizzazz

"Mitch McCoy’s fight direction is one of the most extensive pieces of fight choreography I’ve yet to see in a Shakespeare play. At times this was as much movement performance as play...The play is a constant surge of energy that makes some necessary dialog-rich sections of the play (in which we get to sit again) almost a welcome relief...Played well, and this production most certainly is, 'Coriolanus' rolls out in a glorious dramatic arc." Full Review

Theater In The Now

"Omri Kadim did a nice job adapting this version and it was a smart choice to make the show about the violence. The show doesn’t have a lot of character development or change of tempo...The emphasis was on the physicality in the first act and it felt like the second act was less focused on. With that said, the company of actors did a fabulous job at playing their characters, wrangling the audience, and dealing with the incredible physicality this show demanded of them." Full Review

Great staging, Intense, Epic, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You like immersive theatre and you like Shakespeare done right!

Don't see it if See it!

Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a good piece of physical theater.

Don't see it if You want more insight into the play.

Entertaining, Absorbing, Epic, Great staging, Intense

See it if You want to learn more about Shakespeare's less-done works, also if you like immersive theatre.

Don't see it if You can't handle too much violence, there is a lot of added fighting. Also, if you have trouble paying intimate attention to dense plays.

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