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Save the Day Productions Superheroes Who are Super!

By • Jul 13th, 2010 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
Superheroes Who are Super!
Save the Day Productions
The Apothecary
Through July 18th
60 minutes
Reviewed July 10, 2010

The Official Description: Superheroes Who are Super! delivers spectacular word-for-word staged readings of classic comic books featuring the best in fake superhero costumes and “special” effects! Will the Hulk smash? Will Batman have that ridiculously gravely voice?

What You’ll Like: This staged reading allows each actor to play many different parts, which at times can get confusing, since costume and prop changes are minimal. Spiderman, Superman, and Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) were instantly recognizable. Doc Ock was creatively created with two actors standing closely together. If you are a comic book lover, seeing these historical comics acted out should be a dream come true.

What You Won’t: If you haven’t read a comic book since you were putting baseball cards in the spokes of your two wheeler, you may not be able to follow what is going on in these comics. Also, the performance I saw ran 75 minutes, so keep that in mind when planning your Fringe activities.

The evening I attended included the debut of Wonder Woman and Superman fighting Spider-Man (Wonder Woman #1 – “The Origin of Wonder Woman,” written by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter and directed by Cara Blouin, and “Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man,” written by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru and directed by James Introcaso). Remaining performances will include:

  • July 14 at 9:45pm Batman Adventures: Mad Love, written by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm and directed by Joseph Nevin
  • July 16 at 10:15pm The Uncanny X-Men #127-128 – “The Power of Proteus” and “The Day Reality Went WILD!” written by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and directed by Daniel Student.
  • 18 at 3:30pm: same as the 16th

Overall: Comic book lovers should love this.

Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided a complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.

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