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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mr. Kolpert, Third Rail Rep @ Imago Theatre

I'm having trouble deciding on the best way to describe "Mr. Kolpert." The play is visceral, violent, and funny. Perhaps the best description is "Vintage Third Rail". This is the theatre which brought us many of Martin McDonagh's works. I was reminded of McDonagh a  lot in "Mr. Kolpert" The official description name-drops Tarantino and Hitchcock. Tarantino is obviously mentioned for the gleeful violence, and Hitchcock to draw comparisons to "Rope". Those mentions are apt,  but David Gieselman's play also has a voice of its own, (and I'm doubtful even Tarantino would have concieved of a woman urinating on a corpse.) As you can see, this also means that "Mr. Kolpert" is only for a certain type of theatre-goer--the slightly twisted type. This group includes myself, and I'm sure at least a few of you. You know who you are. But, remember that you have been warned.

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