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Fly, You Fools!

Members say: Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful
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Peoples Improv Theater presents a spoof of/tribute to 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.'

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Three actors and a foley artist band together (in fellowship) to bring you another LIVE shot-for-shot parody of the first chapter in the most epic fantasy trilogy of all time! Part spoof, part tribute, this theatrical version is physical, imaginative, and silly, using only sparse costumes and rudimentary props to recreate iconic moments from the film. Created by the same funny folks who brought you 'Hold Onto Your Butts' and the 'Harry Potter' parody show 'Puffs.'

 

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Stage Buddy

“'Fly, You Fools!' attempts to do justice to the first movie in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy in just over one hour. And, boy, does it succeed!...Busbee does some amazing effects with her voice...With the combined efforts of Schaefer, Abeel and Zambrano, the cast does their part to fill every single role seamlessly and skillfully all while making merciless fun of each character. Every minute of the show is pure joy for lovers of ‘The Lord of the Rings.'" Full Review

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On Stage Blog

"The great joy of ‘FYF’ is that it perfectly captures the childish thrill of playing pretend…The sheer joy they perform with, the comic audacity of their low-fi visual and auditory thrills…there is nothing an audience can do, but laugh...’Fly You Fools!’ is an excellent evening’s entertainment. A sugar rush of endearing, childish brilliance, simultaneously lauding and undercutting Peter Jackson and JRR Tolkein’s legacy. So much fun it might change your life a little. You must see it." Full Review

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Off Off Online

"Three actors recreate with great hilarity and intimate reverence the story of Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin…Abeel, Schaefer and Zambrano, along with Busbee, in the style of the golden age of radio, refreshingly deliver 'Lord of the Rings' with extraordinary deference to the art of great storytelling and comedy…This is a live-action radio show at its finest, and the audience loved every minute due to the comedic timing and expressively talented actors." Full Review

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Hot Pepper Theater

"From the people who brought you 'Hold On To Your Butts' comes 'Fly, You Fools!,' a shot-for-shot parody of 'The Lord of the Rings.' It's so good, It's three actors and one foley artist. It's everything you love about the 'Lord of the Rings.'" Full Review

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Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you're an improv & LotR fan wanting to see your favorite characters lovingly mocked. The actors were great & fully committed to the comedy.

Don't see it if you're only a mild LotR fan. Also avoid if you're looking for large production value & a fancy night out.

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Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You know the "Rings" movies.You enjoy parody.You want quality improv:this wasn't thrown together quickly or done just to be silly.

Don't see it if You don't know or hate the "Rings" movies. You don't like parody. You don't want comedy.