Everyone loves cop shows. Everyone loves doctor shows. Whiteboard Productions reaches the logical conclusion and combines the two to perform a completely improvised show about doctors, who also occasionally happen to stop crime.
Should you see it?
Prognosis Justice is brave; it’s not easy to come up with an entertaining one-hour show based mostly on audience suggestions. This is especially true of Prognosis Justice, since the audience participation level is slightly higher than most shows of this kind. You may even get the chance to become a momentary cast member! Therefore, the quality of the show really depends on how involved the audience wants to get.
Of course, the performers also need to be great at improv to make a show like this work. Prognosis Justice has the loose episodic structure of an hour of television as well as pre-established characters, all typical doctor show archetypes. You have the grumpy but brilliant doctor, the sassy nurse and the overly ambitious resident. I was impressed with Dan Dicaire, Mitch Foré and Chelsea Stirling, who work well together and aren’t afraid to get really silly.
Although some scenes dragged a little, I think Prognosis Justice will improve with every representation, as the performers get more comfortable with the format. Even with a few less exciting moments, I had a lot of fun. I mean, what’s not to love about a show that involves the Irish mafia, small lizards, golf ball-related attempted murder and Swiss pepperoni (30 days or it’s free!)?
But that’s just my opinion and I’d like to know what you think? Tell me in the comments below.
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