WASTELAND by Sex T-Rex. Randolph Theatre. July 2.
WASTELAND by Sex T-Rex. Randolph Theatre. July 2 at 11:30 pm, July 4 at 7:45 pm, July 6 at 11 pm, July 7 at 1:45 pm, July 8 at 7:30 pm, July 9 at noon. Buy tickets. Rating: NNNN
Local improv heroes Sex T-Rex are back with another hilarious genre spoof that showcases their love for dystopian disaster flicks and creative approach to physical comedy.
Loaded with complex and entertaining action sequences, the fast-paced Mad Max-inspired plot follows a lowly janitor and his dog as they flee a murderous gang and tangle with mutants on a quest to find the source of a mysterious radio signal.
The ensemble’s sharp writing converts dark themes into comic gold – for example, botched executions turn horribly awkward, and cannibals attempt to ethically source their meals – while a soundtrack packed with uplifting 80s pop provides a good running gag.
The troupe also score points with some cool-looking shadow play at the beginning, and for using nothing but foam tubes for props, bending and joining them in inventive ways to form everything from guns to vehicles to buildings.