A dark Hollywood comedy about terrible people and the koala who supports them. More…
Brody, America’s favorite TV koala, has stormed off the set of his hit sitcom 'Koala in the House' and refuses to return to work until the producers agree to meet his demands for full creative control. Holed up in a sleazy LAX motel, Brody has enough booze and drugs to last for months. Desperate to get him back on track his agent, wrangler, and co-star try to make him see reason. But is their concern for Brody's future? Or their own?
"The raunchy humor of Phillips’ writing is matched by Ben Liebert's dynamic direction, which gives a fine cast many opportunities to become physical...'Koalas Are Dicks' is a delight for those who are into rough adult humor with a hint of the absurd, especially if they despise show business. And the unexpected ending is truly rewarding and brings the one-note sitcom tone of the play to a new dramatic level." Full Review
"It’s an evening of bad behavior, and essentially an extended sketch. And Phillips can’t sustain it, though he comes up with some fun ways of trying...It’s cheerfully amoral, and one wishes Ben Liebert, the director, had brought more discipline to it. His directorial style is largely have-the-actors-face-front-and-shout...This stuff probably plays better in L.A....'Koalas Are Dicks' is potty-mouthed and inconsequential, but you’ll probably have a good time." Full Review
"If the premise of the play isn't particularly fresh there are several moments of hilarity that make the show entertaining enough...Liebert effectively injects a screwball spirit into a play that relies too much on crassness and absurdity, at times stretching punchlines way past their expiration date...actors give each other enough room to deliver jokes and develop chemistry...The play doesn't overstay its welcome and ends on a note that elevates everything else that came before it." Full Review
"It's a fairly well structured play; a decently crafted ride from start to finish. It's just not for me...Madcap hilariousness should be in full swing, and it is, if adolescent humor and ridiculousness is your cup of tea. If not, the play tends to wear pretty thin even as it merrily rolls along...If this is your kind of humor...you’ll have a good time and you won’t sweat the small stuff, enjoying the raunchy humor of this play....If it is not, and I'm definitely in the camp, you will tend to ... Full Review
"Perched on the perfect premise for a farce. Unfortunately, the play struggles for cohesion, consistency, and clarity...Had Phillips been more shrewdly selective, focused and tightly structured, much of his catch could have played quite effectively. As it stands, the play struggles between ideas and execution, ultimately thwarting any success as a farce...If Phillips were to revisit the script, he would do well to consider the crossroads of comedy, tragedy, and farce." Full Review
See it if you enjoy furry little koalas and their drug-taking, alcoholic, prostitute using ways.
Don't see it if you believe koalas belong in the Outback and not on an Off-Broadway stage.
See it if You enjoy farce done in a small theater. The idea of an actor pretending to be a koala sounds funny to you. Raunchy humor is your thing.
Don't see it if You hate the idea of a man pretending to be a koala, and you don't enjoy jokes about sex, drugs, and Hollywood.
See it if You want to see a raunchy, irreverent show about Hollywood after a few drinks at the bar. This is a 1 act comedy, so be libated to laugh!
Don't see it if You don't like irreverent comedies. You like serious plays. You don't like raunchy comedies.
See it if you like TV sitcom types as this feels like one- extended version full of laughs, surprising twists & some incidental human nature lessons.
Don't see it if you don't like the silly premise of a spoiled irreverent celebrity koala as the center of the plot - as played well by a cute funny actor!
See it if You enjoy absurdist satire and very dark humor. You are interested in a tongue-in-cheek look at Hollywood scandals.
Don't see it if You can't take swearing, "bathroom humor" or depictions of sex and drug use. You can't suspend disbelief and like only realistic stories.
See it if you are in the mood for something weird and funny but not profound or thought-provoking
Don't see it if you want to be prodded to think heavy thoughts, or the idea of a talking koala seems too absurd
See it if a very enjoyable show with a lot of humor. It is in one act and one set, very clever in the way this play was done.
Don't see it if if you do not like dark humor that preys on a lot of lude and off color behavior.
See it if About a star koala, who is a tv star, who wants to leave tv, and his crazy people in his life, all takes place in a hotel room
Don't see it if this is very different, goes all over the place with drugs, sex.
See it if you like to laugh at farce à la Joe Orton, sitcoms à la Friends and satire/parody à la Seth McFarlane. [This is a 2nd rate mash-up of each.]
Don't see it if despite a clever concept, you expect an astute, original script. [There are lots of laughs, but mostly at the expense of timeworn cliches.]
See it if you love farce (I don't). A well-crafted script with merely ok actors (except for superb Dettmann). KAD needs lots of cutting. Very one-note
Don't see it if you want depth. KAD is fluff about TV; cliched portraits of agent, actress, hooker, sidekick. Strong ending; some laughs. Clever premise.
See it if You like your shows random and don’t mind some language
Don't see it if You’re looking for a super polished and seamless story. I found the actors stumbling over their lines more Frequently than I expected
See it if You find humor in silly - sometimes cliched and often crass humor - if you are in a mood for that and it's really enough for you
Don't see it if if you want to see something more than silliness
See it if Novel idea involving a koala (played by a human) TV star & his spoiled celebrity antics. Raunchy, silly & yet the laughs weren't there.
Don't see it if The acting wasn't bad, & yet the story was repetitive, characters clichè, & it didn't really go anywhere until the very end.
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