Review: Urban Aphrodite's Psycho Beach Party

By Caleb Jasso, June 24, 2016

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Before this week, I can honestly say that I had never heard of the play Psycho Beach Party, but after watching Urban Aphrodite's rendition I can promise you that I will never forget it. 

After reading descriptions of the show to prepare myself, I gathered that the show covered the struggle of the LGBT community in the 1980’s, but it also had a strong correlation with Shanghai Pride, the theme of which is ‘I am Me'. But after experiencing the show first hand, I must say that words are not enough to describe what must be seen for oneself. 

Psycho Beach Party

After a scotch and some great conversation at the Sasha's bar, the show began. The actors were all fantastic, and added a no-holds bar comic atmosphere to the room. There were several scenes that were a tad uncomfortable, especially for those who were unaware of the full spectrum of dark raunchy humor that is fundamental to this show, but that can be quickly remedied by the bar that is conveniently located in the corner of the room; nothing says Act II like an ice cold Carlsberg. 

One of my favorite parts of the show was the luau scene; a climax of sorts that the show spends most of time building up to. It provided the audience with an opportunity to join in on the fun of the Psycho Beach Party; although some of us were a little too chicken to participate.

Psycho Beach Party is very raunchy, uncensored show that makes for a fun and very interesting evening. For individuals 18 years and older, that is.

Until June 25, 8pm, RMB100. Sasha's, see event listing.

Book Tickets

Thu, June 23, 8pm

Fri, June 24, 8pm

Sat, June 25, 8pm


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