uplifting and extremely entertaining

— Get Rhythm (Prague)

Sossy Mechanics deliver a must-see performance in their elegantly simple production

— Theater Jones (Dallas)

brimming with fleet-footed charm from beginning to end

— Minneapolis Star Tribune

The best show I have seen, “Trick Boxing,” a screwball play about crime and boxing that features rapid-fire dialogue and bursts of whimsy

— New York Times

making magic out of just about nothing

— Vancouver Sun

Crisp and clean, this show is a well-paced delight from beginning to end.  McCellan and Sostek's physical work is amazing.

— nytheatre.com

it's a winningly screwball, perfectly pugilistic performance.

— Aaron Riccio - That Sounds Cool

a beautiful piece of comic storytelling performed with an infectious charm by two versatile actors at the height of their powers

— What's On in London

Its true magic shines in the manner of its telling.

— Markus Paminger - Theasy.com

Trick Boxing is a uniquely lovely blending of genres and dramatic tones that make a wonderful, touching, spine-tinglingly captivating piece of storytelling, which doesn't merely warm the cockles of your heart, it flambés them.

— The Scotsman

a sweet little love story from a bygone era

— Winnipeg Free Press

Trick Boxing is a tiny treasure of a show

— The Scotsman

Crisp and clean, this show is a well-paced delight from beginning to end

— NYTheatre.com

The pair re-creates a ’30s sensibility with a bona fide, substantive message of hope that uplifts and astounds.

    

— Lavendar Magazine

It's a beautiful piece which really lifts your heart.  By the end, you will feel that the world is a perfect place.

— The Prague Post

Sostek does the talking, cramming in plot and characters in quick-fire succession, transforming his physique as fast as his speech patterns. McClellan's Bella is his sparring partner, equipped with gloves, dimples and fancy footwork

— London Observer

 

Trick Boxing  is a “brilliantly, cleverly funny” (The Scotsman) romantic comedy that brings boxing and ballroom dance head to head in a match made in heaven in a dazzling execution of an irresistible original tale, served with a twist of cleverness and heart.”(Dallas Morning News).  This rags-to-riches story, set in the 1930s, and told with a firm nod to the aesthetics of black-and-white movies is “a masterful production…a beautiful blend of theater, comedy, puppetry and dance,” (Minnesota Monthly) and has been performed over 250 times in over 30 cities across the U.S., Canada and Europe where it continues to “send the entire audience, from cool 20-year-olds to pensioners, out of the theatre with a spring in their step.” (The Guardian)

Full version premiered 2012, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Originally premiered 2002, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 

    Trick Boxing is a tiny treasure of a show "
— The Scotsman
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    a sweet little love story from a bygone era "
— Winnipeg Free Press
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— Dance Theatre Journal
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    a beautiful piece of comic storytelling performed with an infectious charm by two versatile actors at the height of their powers "
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