The Playwriting Collective presents Joshua Young's new dark comedy about veterans attending a therapy group because they believe they are third-tier comic-book characters. More…
Each member of the group has dealt with PTSD by identifying with less heroic, more obscure comic characters. They don't think they're Batman or Superman, but rather folks like Bob the Goon, who was a Joker henchman from the '89 'Batman.' The group begins to unravel when an ex-pilot, Langly, joins up despite her belief that she is from an anime story, not a comic.
See it if a strange drama about group therapy in which the participants think they're insignificant comic book characters appeals to your inner nerd.
Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy something as bizarre at that sounds.
See it if You love intricate puppet design or comic book properties. The sound & video design were top-notch. Alica Goranson & John Carhart stood out.
Don't see it if You hate puppets or anything nerdy. The acting drags at times & some actors had diction issues. The play was about 30 min too long - edit!
See it if you appreciate excellent video, sound design and puppetry, unique storytelling and comic books.
Don't see it if Some of the characters were better rendered than others with unclear diction & underacting throughout. Script would benefit from major cuts.
See it if you like mixed media, comic books, politics, diverse casts, strong women roles, unusual stories, dark comedies, surrealism
Don't see it if you want a kitchen sink drama or another straight play
See it if You're a comics fan who can take a joke, love the puppets of James Ortiz(!), believe in honest work that give voices to the underserved.
Don't see it if you have no idea who Bob the Goon is.
See it if you like serious drama that explores darker psychologies.
Don't see it if be cautious about seeing this if you are afflicted with PTSD from military service, though this could also be a reason TO see it.
See it if You are into clever and intelligent writing with fully, realized characters, especially strong female characters.
Don't see it if War and PTSD are touchy subjects for you.