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Goodbody

From 45 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Clever, Intense, Entertaining

About the show

The Crook Theater Company presents their first original work, an ultra-violent, profane fantasia that is both comic and shocking. More…

Marla comes to in a barn upstate to find herself standing over a freshly murdered corpse with the smoking gun in her hand. Can she trust Spencer, the beaten and bound man cowering in the corner, to jog her memories of the events that brought them all here? What heinous acts could she be capable of? 


Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Funny, Clever, Intense, Entertaining

67
Funny, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if if you enjoy a dark comedy with lots of blood and guts and don't mind vulgar language

Don't see it if you want a serious show with great acting; are bothered by lots of violence and blood; are offended by vulgar language

Also The story was a bit confusing, didn't explain some details. Had lots o... Read more Read less

50
Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if enjoy dark comedies. Or plays with a bit of oddness to them.

Don't see it if you demand a tight, well written script and terrific acting or are looking for something light and fluffy.

Also There is a good play here but it lies within an overwritten longer pla... Read more Read less

67
Cliched, Edgy, Quirky, Intense

See it if You like plays with Mamet-like verbal circumlocutions. It's a heist-gone wrong trope where one role is a psychopath and the others cope.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that put form over content and attempt to be verbally clever without substance.

During previews
57
Slow, Great set design, Cliched, Intense

See it if you like Tarantino/Fight Club, want to support a local theatre company, want an intense night of theatre

Don't see it if you'll be bothered with 2D characters, a long script that should be cut and a storyline that doesn't seem necessary to be told.

During previews
60
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you're in the mood for an up-close and personal thriller-style play. Lots of intensity, lots of mystery.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of gore.


October 15th, 2018
"For most of its running time, 'Goodbody' has the foul mouth, wiseacre ways, and twisty plotting of some of our better crime novelists, plus a little something extra...Near the end, however, 'Goodbody' starts to wobble a bit...the plot seems to hit a standstill...Still, this is a good chance to m...
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October 11th, 2018
"'Goodbody' gets the macabre humor just right, with very funny dialog throughout. It also keeps the tension high, though that part is a bit of a cheat since it relies heavily on the presence of loaded and aimed firearms, implements of torture, and plenty of stage blood...A ghoulish ending pushes ...
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October 26th, 2018
"From its dramatic opening, there's nowhere for 'Goodbody' to go but down, even if Ernst keeps raising the stakes with complicated backstories and developments that leave one breathlessly confused. The production, however, is a good one, with rapid-fire direction by Melissa Firlit, the aforementi...
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October 17th, 2018
“A screwball murder caper...Cleverly penned...and directed...The story unfolds with twists and turns before a somewhat surprising and very satisfying denouement. It’s meant to a be a goofy bad-guy story that’s escapist theater at its best. Best of all ‘Goodbody’ has little to do with any current ...
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