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18 Star Starred
Eclectic Company Theatre
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607
818-508-3003
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62 reviews
97 stars
attended Oct 16 2010

Ugh. Martyrdumb was like a two hour long skit written by junior high schoolers. The "humor" was lame (I laughed only three times in the whole show), the characters were 2-dimensional, and the actors confused volume with intensity. I had hoped...continued

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13 stars
attended Oct 03 2010

This was thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end. The actors were spot-on with their performances. A perfect date-night with my husband...Thank You!

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3 stars
attended Sep 19 2010

Great fun. Thoroughly entertaining.You have to suspend disbelief when you sit down, but isn't that the point of going to the theatre? Wonderful cast all the way through. Judy Nazemetz shows tremendous range as two completely different characters....continued

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Website

http://www.eclecticcompanytheatre.org/Martyrdumb.html

Quotes & Highlights

The_ LA Weekly_ describes this play as “unsavory,” “homophobic,” “misogynistic,”“ill-conceived,” “taboo-twisted” with “provocative irreverence and repellent offensiveness.”
Accessibly Live says “very funny, yet very twisted tale,” “udder off-kilter comedy,” “Maria Markosov directs this talented cast that shows that being a terrorist (or a hostage to one) is more that just consisting of one’s person’s desires and who the desire demander is gonna take down with ’em!” and “In spite of it’s sticky subject matter, Martyrdumb is a giant hoot! It may have the sell line,‘The show is gonna bomb,’ but it’s a bomb’s worth of witty irony and sarcasm!”

Description

Martyrdumb, a new dark comedy about terrorism, opens at The Eclectic on (of all times!) the second weekend in September. It spoofs terrorists and also our responses to them, both from our government and private citizens.

Two buildings are sequentially captured and their occupants held hostage by bomb-wielding terrorists. The first edifice is a business center. The second building is the headquarters of a government strike force, the Federal Anti-terrorist Regime Troop (F.A.R.T.). The first assailant declares himself to be the member of an obscure religious cult that worships a deity called Viknard. The background of the second attacker is more shadowy.

One thing is certain: One individual is strongly connected to both incidents. Who is he? What exactly are his ties to both events?

Terrorism….and a fart joke. Can anyone survive?

The cast includes: Patrick Alan, Misha Bouvion, Jason Britt, Andrew Hagan, Mason Hallberg, Kerr Seth Lordygan and Judy Nazemetz.

Britt and Lordygan are the playwrights. Jason Britt recently co-wrote two one-acts at The Eclectic, “The Last Sacrament of Belle” and “Ouija,” and a film, “Losing You.” He is also an actor.

Kerr Seth Lordygan’s other writing credits include “Gothmas” and “The Last Sacrament of Belle” (shared credits), “Two Jews and a Ham,” and “The Bad Place.” Also an actor and director, he is a graduate of USC.

Maria Markosov directs. She directed the critically acclaimed Hollywood production of Naomi Iizuka’s “Polaroid Stories” and won awards for her short films “In The Mirror” and “Lonely Children,” as well as for the recent Hurricane Season festival play, “Lovely Day.”

Stage manager: Jennifer Salas. Set design: Marco DeLeon. Sound design: Jeff Folschinsky. Lighting design: John Dickey.