Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 5, 2008

Thoughts on Bomb-itty

Filed under: BOMB-ITTY — traverse02 @ 6:07 pm

Just got back from seeing Bomb-itty of Errors, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I was joking earlier in the week about it reminding me of a classic episode of Saved by the Bell where Zack and the gang do a rap version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Fortunately, it turned out to be something much more original and entertaining. Although I wasn’t really familiar with Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, I was able to pick up what they were putting down, for the most part. They kept me on my toes, that’s for sure. The performances were truly great, and the troupe managed to pull in the whole audience right from the start with that rousing prologue (what I consider to be the crowning achievement of the whole ordeal, those first few minutes were incredible). They showed great skill with verbal acrobatics and they fed off of the energy of the audience as well ( a far younger crowd than the one described from the Wednesday show), creating great moments for improv and such. I also enjoyed the music, but felt that it grew to be a little monotonous towards the end. Still, I am glad I had the opportunity to see it. I rank it right up there with the other modern adaptations of Shakespeare. The 2000 version of Hamlet still holds the top spot for me though, even though it is a completely different kind of beast. But you can’t get any better than Bill Murray as Polonious. — Raph

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2 Comments »

  1. Funny Zach Morris reference.

    I’m so glad to hear that your crowd was more “into” it than ours. There was a crazy moment at the end, a “put your hands up like this” moment, and we were totally “putting our hands up like this.” Looking around, NO ONE else was. How lame. Just put your hands up, people. Two words: Come ON.

    Joyce

    Comment by Joyce — April 5, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

  2. Raph, so glad you enjoyed BOMB-ITTY….K

    Comment by sunyprof — April 6, 2008 @ 8:06 am


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