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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
77
Avg Score

90
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like to laugh at talented actors delivering sharp dialogue.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate spaces. Wish it was in a bigger house.

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like word play and 90’s cinema.

Don't see it if You are bothered by rough language.

100
Quirky, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if You are into intense and comical banter and great acting!

Don't see it if If you are expecting a run of the mill horror show.

100
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Must see

See it if All of elements of this piece work so beautifully together. Every detail of the writing and acting are so well thought out. Very funny!

Don't see it if There is some violence that might be uncomfortable for some.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Edgy

See it if You like great acting, dark humor, Tarantino

Don't see it if Not into cursing or blood

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing, Funny

See it if If you like mystery, thriller, or dark comedy. Seen comparisons here to Tarantino, I'd agree, but still a very unique story.

Don't see it if If you don't like cursing or sexual themes, or violence. Leaves you with a couple questions still

Also Fabulous acting, high-energy and quick-paced. No intermission (a plus ... Read more Read less

During previews
72
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Initial gruesome crime scene devolves into a keystone kops-like comedy.

Don't see it if You don’t like hearing a profusion of gratuitous profanity or simulated violent acts.

During previews
77
Quirky, Intense, Fun to watch

See it if A violent & funny denouement of the aftermath of a possible crime. Intriguing & edgy.

Don't see it if Actual and implied violence occur along with plenty of crude language. Could use a bit of editing but characters are oddly compelling.

During previews
77
Intense, Great staging, Edgy

See it if you like the Q Tarantino style. Very intense and in-your-face in the small space. Warnings: Profanity, extreme violence, gun shots.

Don't see it if you do not need extreme simulated violence or profuse use of profanity in your shows. The bits of humor threw me off, not in a positive way.

Also Be warned, this is an intense play. The small venue and graphic portra... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you're up for something different. Vigorous acting, convoluted plot and gore ... lots of blood and violence.

Don't see it if you're put off by frank (and weird) sexual discussion, coarse language, and (Did I mention?) many violent scenes.

Also My take: Just sit there and witness the spectacle in all its Technicol... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Funny, Good acting, Intense, Quirky, Violent

See it if you'll look past gore & violence to a weird, but very good play. Plot is filled with dark humor & lots of twists and turns. Worth seeing.

Don't see it if you'll be bothered by lots of cursing, raunchy humor, gore and violence.

During previews
73
Funny, Cliched, Clever, A tad too long, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of McDonough's more violent torture plays.

Don't see it if you dont like seeing blood, people in pain, or talk of such things.

During previews
85
Clever, Exquisite, Great staging, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You like Grindhouse

Don't see it if Blood, cursing, violence are not your thing

During previews
87
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Raunchy, Gruesome

See it if You like dark humor- this has lots of it. 3-of-the-4 actors are quite good. Love the aloofness, quirkiness, and wit. Great job by a young

Don't see it if Playwright. Needs some tweaking, but, good. Don't see this if you hate foul language and gore. It's a very small space/ theatre.

During previews
78
Intelligent

See it if you like shows with a twist-a murder mystery.

Don't see it if it's light fare you are after.

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
90
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Hard core entertainment, Funny

See it if You can enjoy profanity and violence tied up in a comedic bow a la Quentin Tarantino-this is the show for you.

Don't see it if Extreme language and death and violence would offend you. You are warned.

During previews
81
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a very well acted violent clever well written play with unexpected twists and turns unlocking a murder and car accident

Don't see it if You hate violence and frequent use of curse words

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.

During previews
99
Hilarious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you like M MacDonagh or Q Tarantino this is your play! Perfect for Halloween. Mixes violence with mystery & laugh out loud humor. See it!

Don't see it if If you can't handle curse words, and violence. It can be quite intense and you may need to look away at a few moments.

Also Great set, too! Really amazing, considering the small space. A quality... Read more Read less


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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