Part of FringeNYC: The red emergency phone rings. An assistant answers. "Babylon Studios, this is Henry." On the other end? North Korea's supreme leader, furious with his depiction in Babylon's latest picture, "The Girlish Tendencies of Kim Jong-un." But, like, what is girlish? More…
Categories: Comedy, Local. From Produced by Lauren Fischetti. Written by Zach Stephens. Directed by Kelly Webb.
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Full synopsis: The red emergency phone is ringing. On one end? Lowly assistants at Babylon Pictures, a major Hollywood movie studio, left alone to handle some fresh and rapidly escalating damage control. On the other? North Korea's supreme leader, furious with his depiction in Babylon's latest film, "The Girlish Tendencies of Kim Jong-un." Besieged from all sides, they must contend with a spiraling predicament catapulting them further into a frenzied distortion of modern American culture and the creative process. Throwing shade may be their only way out.
Featuring: Will Cary, Julianne Cross, Kelsey Lea Jones Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough, Jacob Presson, Zach Stephens, and Dick Ward.
Creative Team: Emily Abma, Gus Belfiglio, Amelia Cain, and Kirsten Williams.
“While the events that inspired ‘Tailspin!’ may not be fresh in audiences’ minds to give this play the resonance it might have had a year ago, it still offers plenty of comedic insight into our entertainment-centric lives...Each of the actors (guided by director Kelly Webb) shows a knack for physical humor and for delivering their lines with the full comedic potency intended by playwright Zach Stephens.” Full Review
"Stephens’ script is funny and energetic but be warned: everyone should get ready to be offended. Stephens places race, gender, and religious jokes all over the place to hammer home his comedy. If you can get past that then you’re in store for fun...Even though it runs about an hour and a half, Tailspin! feels a bit too long. Some of the jokes go on longer than they should...It’s evident that 'Tailspin!' oozes potential. It just needs to be reigned in." Full Review
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