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Bodice Ripper @ Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it- it’s hard to do comedy, especially when they’re straight comedies. It’s also a type lacking in Orange County Theater, which isn’t to say it isn’t attempted. There are a few successful improvisational comedy groups in the OC, and every once in a while, a show that does the genre justice will come around. Using what I would describe as an awkward comedic plot structure, El Camino Real’s “Bodice Ripper” takes you on a weird roller coaster ride full of cheesy nonsensical dialogue, cleverly awkward situations, and yes, it even makes you think (a little). Continue Reading

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