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Mr. Kolpert

Fake Gallery
4319 Melrose Ave Los Angeles

Ralf and Sarah are bored. They decide to invite a couple of friends over for drinks and pizza, and to spice things up, Ralf pretends there’s a dead body in their trunk—the dead body of one of their colleagues at work. But maybe Ralf is not pretending after all… Is this a bizarre party game for a bored middle class or does the trunk hold something much more sinister? With echoes of Joe Orton, Alan Ayckbourn and the menace of Hitchcock’s Rope, Mr. Kolpert smashes humour and horror against contemporary German theatre to create a thoroughly alarming black comedy.

Thru - Mar 9, 2011

Tuesdays: 8:30pm
Wednesdays: 8:30pm



Price: $10

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 323-661-0786

Running Time: 60 minutes

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  Review Round-Up

LA Weekly - Highly Recommended

"...Between the blood and fake vomit are digressions into chaos theory which hint that there's a method in Gieselmann's madness. What sticks is his caricature of yuppies as being so dulled by civility and Chardonnay that the only wake-up is a sharp knife. Director Mike Monroe could scale back Bastian's out-of-the box rage, but otherwise the cast is terrific with Arbogast's oily charm, Olipra's feline callowness, and Dilts' nuanced comedic turn as the perfect wife with her own axe to grind."
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Amy Nicholson


LA Splash - Highly Recommended

"...When happy hour ends at your favorite haunt next Tuesday or Wednesday, head on over to the Fake Gallery for a topper. Do allow time to park. Do not wear white. Do try the house cocktail a “ Director’s Imp.” Do not be beguiled; this show is easily 80 minutes. Do treat yourself to a dark douse of silly and sinister theatre."
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Keisha7


Stage Scene LA - Not Recommended

"...I can’t say that I had a horrible time at Mr. Kolper.  Gieselman’s script has a deliciously dark humor which manages despite odds to engender laughter, some of it inspired by suddenly squirting blood and upchucked vomit. And since Mr. Kolpert runs only brisk hour and change, boredom is fortunately not an issue. Still, for someone who reviews somewhere between 20 and 30 productions each month, the vast majority of which are L.A. theater at its professional best, Mr. Kolpert falls far short of what any serious playgoer has the right to expect in this great theater town of ours."
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Steven Stanley



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