Life Sciences

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Life Sciences

Four strangers are trapped in a man-sized hamster cage. Where are they? How did they get there? Is it hilarious and awesome? Yes, yes it is. Join us for this ridiculous, semi-existential romp!

Josef Buchel

Carl Thomsen

Michael Linden

Anita Melendez

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The cast

Josef Buchel
Role: Sam

Michael Linden
Role: Buchanan

Anita Melendez
Role: Amy

Carl Thomsen
Role: Tarp


Sat., Aug. 2 @ 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 6 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 8 @ 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 10 @ 1:00 p.m.

Show details

Venue: The Playwrights' Center

Duration: 60 minutes

For ages 13+

Written by Dan Linden and Nancy Meissner

Genres: Comedy

Warnings: Adult language

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Good concept, but goes nowhere
by Gregory Abbott Follow this reviewer
Rating 1 kitty
I went to this performance because the idea intrigued me. But once there, I felt just like the people trapped in the hamster cage. The play didn't know where it wanted to go. And the ending looked like it was born out of frustration from the writer not knowing how to wrap up the story. One strong actor,Tarp, with the other three needing some work. Disappointing.

by Steven Montenegro Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
The show was actually quite clever. It has some of the best dialog that I've seen in the pointless one-act genre. If you like things that are awesome, you'll love the myriad of uses of the word "awesome" in this show. Also, I'm told that if you catch the show on the right night, and are sitting in what I like to call "the splash zone" you will see one of the actor's scrotes. God bless trashy cut-offs. Only four kitties because I did not catch the show on the right night.

Surprise, FUN!!
by Bill Hulett Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
A cage, occupied by people who are being studied (possibly) by something or someone? Newspaper on on the floor, are they someone's pets? This was very entertaining and fun. Clever humor and great charactors make this one a winner. Everyone in the theater laughed out loud several times. This was a great ride!

Buchanan is hot!
by Kelly Brogan Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
The set was the best thing about this play. Overall, decent...I found myself grinning a lot but not laughing out loud. The Tarp character did an awesome job, but overall it seemed the actors didn't embrace their characters. I would have like it better if it had stayed simply silly instead of moving into the existential.

Pleasantly surprised!
by David Bearl Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
A full house for the Wednesday night show and with good reason. Some slapstick, some pure wit and a few poop jokes tossed in. Every comic can steal a joke from this show!

Sarte meets sketch
by Rex Winsome Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
Like a sketch comedy No Exit, with uneven jokes, uneven performances, and a valient attempt at inserting intelligent themes into sketch comedy. Definitely worth checking out.

by Mandi Johnson Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
over sized food pellets, man in cut off shorts? Yes please! A delightful romp through a crunchy pile of newspapers. Get your giggle on!

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