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Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?

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Members say: Ambitious, Relevant, Clever, Indulgent, Entertaining

About the show

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.

July 28th, 2016
“A not-always-cohesive blend of reality, fantasy, paranoia, and dark satire...The playwright has a lot to say about the difficulties faced by war vets...It is very difficult to stay on top of the varying threads...One element that does work well is the visualization of the fantasy figures...Direc...
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August 1st, 2016
“The heart of the play is in the right place, but, though the concept is interesting, one wonders if such serious subject matter as PTSD and serious mental health issues is not handled somewhat irresponsibly here…As a dramatic thought piece, it is much fun, but as a comment on real-world problems...
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July 28th, 2016
“It is a compelling story set against a beautifully designed visual world, and containing moments of honest humor and poignancy. However, this production is a bit loose around the edges. One can sense moments of lagging action or lack of specificity that drive the audience to lose attention and f...
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September 6th, 2016
"A fiercely contemporary play...Playwright Joshua Young deftly leads us through a multifaceted story–part puppet (which are gorgeous and terrifying,) part comic, all heart...It’s a tightly directed, quickly moving story that vacillates between dangerous and fantastical, but always deliciously the...
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