Super Mario Bros. The Musical … Sort Of

By on Saturday, 23rd April 2011

superclaudio Super Mario Bros. The Musical ... Sort OfThe news here is not that a play debuted in Washington, D.C., called “Super Claudio Bros.,” which mocks the dynamic between the Mushroom Kingdom’s iconic characters. No, the news is that the Washington Post freakin’ loved it.If you know Super Mario Bros., you know the premise: Claudio is confident star of the show, while Luis is the neglected plumber, happy to help but never achieving greatness himself. Meanwhile, Princess Tangerine is held captive by the evil platypus Bruiser, while Princess Fish (a reference to Mario Land’s Daisy, perhaps?) is tired of being neglected.Raves the WaPo:

Creators Marshall Pailet and Drew Fornarola have created a surprisingly polished, extraordinarily clever take on the Mario Brothers’ world, drawing out every drop of angst the characters could feel — Claudio’s performance anxiety, rivalry between the brothers, even existential questions of whether they have free will or are being controlled by some unseen joystick.

DC Theatre Scene was equally enthused:“Bright as a pack of Skittles, loopy as a Looney Tunes cartoon, and jam-packed with sibling rivalry, metaphysical angst and a tragically misunderstood, fire-breathing, homicidal purple platypus.”You can catch the show at the Warehouse Theater July 29 – 31. Otherwise, check out some of the showtunes at the official website. [via Game Culture]

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