Anthony J. Piccione, New York Critic
For as long as can remember, Titanic has always been one of the cheesiest romance films – if not THE cheesiest – to have been released in my 26 years of life. So naturally, it has also consistently ranked up there as one of the easiest targets for parody by comedy writers, ever since its 1997 premiere. The fact that that’s still the case is proven yet again by the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble’s latest outing at the Producer’s Club.
This show has all you could expect from a theatrical spoof of the original film, and more. As with most of IRTE’s productions, it starts off with suggestions being taken from the audience on how the show’s plot should progress, and the result – at least, from my own experience – is an even more hilarious experience that you might expect. From stoned passengers to a sexually devious captain, it’s hard to imagine a more over-the-top comedic parody than this. The actors all do a fine job at keep the audience entertained and capturing the atmosphere of a large ship about to sink. I particularly enjoyed the hysterical rendition of My Heart Will Go On by Tym Moss, toward the beginning of the show.
If you’re someone who enjoys exactly that type of silly humor, then be sure to consider seeing this show during its last weekend, while you still can. With two more IRTE shows left this season, I personally look forward to seeing what more they have in store this coming April and May, after this production…
THE SHIP BE SINKIN
“The Ship Be Sinkin” stars Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Natalie Hunter, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, and Tym Moss.
“The Ship Be Sinkin” is conceived and directed by Robert Baumgardner.
“The Ship Be Sinkin” – presented by Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble – runs at the Producer’s Club, located at 358 W 44th Street, New York, NY, from April 5th-13th. For more information, please visit www.irteinfo.com