Part of FringeNYC: Disguise, lies and love abound when pathological playboy Lyle DuTemp returns to New Orleans and falls in love with no nonsense Zelda, while warring with his nefarious stepmother, Madame Delphine. A rambunctious commedia about Mardi Gras and the First Amendment. More…
Categories: Drama, Clown/Mask, Local. From Dry with a Twist Theatrics. Directed by Kevin P. Joyce.
FROM THE ARTIST:
"The Braggart of Bourbon St." tells the rowdy and uproarious story of Lyle DuTemp, a notorious liar and playboy, who returns to New Orleans after the death of his father. As chance would have it, he falls in love with the no nonsense Zelda Bradshaw, daughter of a very conservative Judge.
Complications arise when Lyle wages war with his stepmother, the nefarious and deliciously vile Madame Delphine Marie St. Croix DuTemp, over whom shall inherit the vast DuTemp estate, which includes a dilapidated boarding house, home to "immigrants and idealists", next to the Bradshaw residence.
"Braggart" is a wickedly wild, rambunctious, provocative American commedia which examines the traditions of Mardi Gras and the First Amendment.
"Plot development is interspersed with various song and dance numbers ensuring that the audience remains overjoyed as well as captivated for the duration. The complete devotion and superb character work from every member of the ensemble creates more than a story—together, they truly create their own world...This production, brilliantly written, creates a modern Commedia...One of the best shows I've seen in a long time." Full Review
See it if you come to the Fringe to see talented actors going all out to present ambitious, well written original theatre that aims at classic scope.
Don't see it if you just can't get there for some reason and want to wait and pay more to see it at the Delacorte some day
See it if for the delightful over the top ragtag ebullience that can best be captured and appreciated at the Fringe & Kevin P. Joyce's witty poetry.
Don't see it if neatness & formality are required. Although Xavier Reminick and Ben Dawson are terrific in the lead male roles, the performances are uneven
See it if You are excited for a piece of truly original, entertaining, super funny, and THRILLING piece of theater.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy laughing and thinking and feeling.
See it if For 2 strong leading actors as well as AWESOME orginal music. Lighting was also some of the best I've seen for Fringe - great use of plot
Don't see it if You don't want to see long shows - I think it ran a little over 2.5 hours
See it if You want some catchy tunes stuck in your head and great, detailed plot line with lots of laughs. Echoing the great lighting on a minimal set
Don't see it if You're very traditional or You can't sit in the heat! A/C at Flamboyan isn't great, but a fantastic show made it bearable.