All Female Reboot
By Andrew Andrews
Tonight’s show, All Female Reboot, was chock full of sketches—sixteen, to be exact—by half-a-dozen female playwrights, each piece spoofing a decades-old (“stale”) blockbuster script that originally highlighted male actors, now rewritten around “female” themes such as menstruation, workforce discrimination and frenemies. The playwrights (Liz Magee, Ariel Elias, Tahlia Robinson, May Wilkerson, Sarah Lazarus and Molly Ruben-Long) provided hilarious takes on shows such as Rocky (cat-called by passersby as she trained on the streets of Philly), Elouise Scissorhands (placed in the awkward situation of explaining to a pharmacy clerk that tampons are easier to apply than pads), Titanic (with lesbian lovers arguing over whom should be the first to succumb to the freezing waters) and the prerecorded 127 Hours, in which the protagonist would rather suffer than ask for help when her arm gets caught while climbing boulders in Central Park. But the company (rounded out by Alyssa Limperis, Julia Johns, Carmen Lagala, Sharron Paul, and Maria Wojciechowski) really shined in their takes on Wayne’s World (retitled Jane’s World) and Passive-Aggressive Fight Club, in which participants shot each other backhanded compliments. And with guest comic Aparna Nancherla warming up the crowd and two hunky shirtless ring boys introducing each sketch with antics of their own, this show was pure comedy from start to finish!
It looks like our system picked a winner once again, sending us exactly where we needed to be to start the week off right—laughing out loud!—and we can hardly wait to catch All Female Reboot the next time it comes around. And our system can help you find the perfect night out, too—whether it’s All Female Reboot, or something on the opposite end of the entertainment spectrum! So come back here and rate every show you attend (whether we’ve reviewed it or not!), and we’ll use your feedback to help you discover spot-on recommendations for events you’re sure to love!5
Andrew Andrews attended All Female Reboot at The Tank in New York on Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm to write this review.