through February 19, 2023
This total farce by Neil Simon, might come across as real life, if we could cast some real politicians and screwballs from the daily news scene. Directed by DeWayne Morgan, a hard working cast of 10 players provide more than just a laugh a minute. They tickle your memory cells as they work through the story and you start to contemplate who is really who.
We’re invited to a big time 10th anniversary party for NYC Mayor Charlie Brock and his wife. But nothig seems to be going too smoothly. It seems that the kitchen staff has taken off, and Charlie has managed to shoot himself through an ear lobe. What’s a guest to do? Call the doctor? The neighbors? The police? Was he a victim; or was he trying to off himself? The four who are in the center of all the action and/or lack thereof are Ken (Dan Brown) and wife Chris (Amanda Cucher), and the other odd couple (oops Neil, we know you also penned that one) Claire (Jennifer Lee) and Lenny (Scott Starkweather).
Yes, the show does deal with discussion of suicide but it just the backbone of the plot. Nobody is going to start bleeding nor stop breathing. It is a non-stop riotous adventure into a grand story, done in a grand manner by this talented cast and crew. I can assure you that it is a lot more pleasant than almost anything you can tune into on that TV.
More info, and good seats available online at OnstageAtlanta.com.