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The Gods of Comedy

Across 14 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

The McCarter presents Ken Ludwig's ("Lend Me a Tenor," "Baskerville") newest comedy, where the ancient Greek gods of comedy find themselves on the campus of a modern-day university. More…

When a young classics professor puts her career - and her love life - in peril, she calls upon the gods of ancient Greece to save her. However, when the gods of comedy show up to help the professor, things do not go exactly according to plan.


Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

67
Uneven, Not funny enough, Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like Ludwig plays even when only sporadically funny, talented actors working hard to make it work

Don't see it if You expect farce, this is no Lend Me a Tenor...not even its sequel . Strong production values for play that needs a rewrite


March 17th, 2019
"Opened to rapturous laughter and a receptive audience thanks to a bright production and terrific performances...The unpolished script is a bit rough around the edges with several jokes that don't land, due to no fault of the actors. Even so, the play is an entertaining 100 minutes, even if it do...
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March 19th, 2019
“A play that is far from ready for the stage. There may be something really funny hidden deep beneath the rash of frenetic antics and the kind of acting...referred to as scenery chewing. But these flaws only compound the play's problems. It's obvious from the first scene that Dehnert does not ful...
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March 19th, 2019
“Ludwig’s delightful new play...The plot of a farce never benefits from minute dissection, but Oscar, Cannizzaro, and Psomas create such strong and entertaining characters, you willingly suspend disbelief, and the many clever touches pile up one after another, keeping the audience roaring. There ...
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March 28th, 2019
"There is little concern in dwelling with the functionally thin plot, but rather a concerted effort to hit the punchlines and keep moving. Dehnert and cast craft characters who are by necessity one-note with one job: evoke the laugh...There’s not much to think about or chew on here, but that can ...
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