The Pearl Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a comedy celebrating romance, lust, and the magic of the theatre. More…
Vatelin is a faithful husband—mostly. Lucy is a faithful wife—kind of. And their 'fidelity' is about to be put to the test when a series of suitors and femme fatales invade their little world. Following the misadventures of one madcap night in a Paris hotel, this farce takes place in a world where opening the wrong door in the dark of night can lead to mayhem, laughter, and, maybe, a few truths about how to have a happy marriage. Playwright Mark Shanahan was inspired by Georges Feydeau's classic 'Le Dindon.'
See it if you can sit through a terrible translation, awkward direction & uneven acting to see a breakthrough performance by Kelly Curran.
Don't see it if you understand that farce is more than just dropping pants and slamming doors & you want to be served a little cleverness w/your silliness.
See it if You like silly French farces. Enjoy low budget productions,enthusiastic actors,a versatile hillarious young actress -sit back and enjoy
Don't see it if You expect top quality sets and spectacular sound effects.
See it if you enjoy a really silly and dated farce, mildly dirty humor and innuendo, with over-the-top acting (as it should be here).
Don't see it if you dislike farce and/or toilet humor.
See it if you like boulevard farce Americanized with a cast of 5 each playing multiple roles, lots of laughs, & hope filled resolution at the end
Don't see it if you can't find the ridiculous in everyday marital problems, or don't like seeing actors in period underwear
See it if Minor league French farce. "Don't Dress For Dinner" was much better of this genre. See "The School for Scandal" now instead.
Don't see it if The script is pretty stupid. Did not find the actors attractive, either. I liked the set and costumes, though.
See it if You find cheap sexual innuendos funny, you laugh when people pass gas, think marital infidelity is an endless source of jokes.
Don't see it if You love good farce, (This is not it) You enjoy good comedy, (This is not it) You like intelligent humor, (This is not it)
See it if you really, really like farces. Some good performances but overall it fell flat.
Don't see it if you are looking for a profound theatrical experience.
See it if You enjoy silly slap-stick type comedy. Marital infidelity with partners who just happen to be ...... Far too convenient. Not funny.
Don't see it if You enjoy real comedy, not this contrived trash. Reminded me of a PG 16 performance of the 3 stooges.
See it if You're looking for an entertaining fast paced show with great costumes/sets and terrific comedic performances (w/one poor casting exception)
Don't see it if You like your non-stop one-liners and physical comedy in bite size half hour sitcom chunks The silliness gets a little tiring after a while.
See it if You enjoy well-done farce, somewhat raunchy humor, and the comedy of actors playing multiple roles very well.
Don't see it if You want something serious, or just don't appreciate traditional farces (lovers, multiple rooms, mistaken identity, etc.)
See it if you like farce. A lot of different parts with few actors. They manage to keep things straight. Generally good fun.
Don't see it if don't like sex comedies. Plays with foreign accents that could be a bit better.
See it if I didn't hate it but I can't really find a single reason to recommend--there are much better ways to spend time/money on theater experiences
Don't see it if It's just a lot of silly slapstick with a contrived and lame plot about infidelity and revenge sex
See it if you enjoy farces - including door slamming and sexual innuendos. People were laughing, just not me
Don't see it if you hate farces. If flimsy set design bothers you (ie seeing the walls shake, scuff marks remnants of hinges of past shows)
See it if Classic French farce at its best is your cup of tea! Great fun all around; the cast shine in multiple roles & there is never a dull moment.
Don't see it if Youd like to watch a somber play or slower and less broad comedy.
See it if you need to unstressed with light entertainment, and a spectacularly staged play. The 4 actors switch characters at the speed of light
Don't see it if you like only thought provoking theater.
See it if a fast passed showed about a man carry on an adulteress affair in a hotel setting with his wife there will be entertaining for you
Don't see it if if you cannot keep up with fast moving acts
See it if You like comedy about infidelity, you want to revel in the character-revealing costumes
Don't see it if you don't find a man constantly propositioning a woman who doesn't want it funny; you're looking for "smart" humor.
See it if you enjoy madcap farces in the spirit of Noises Off. And you enjoy slamming doors & excellent timing! & fake moustaches!
Don't see it if you are in the mood for a serious, thoughty drama.
See it if you love farces and want mindless silly humor with decent acting and enjoy small space theatre with comfortable seats
Don't see it if you hate farces, want theatre with substance and are bothered by shabby low budget staging
See it if You want something light, fun, and entertaining. The cast and all their characters and quick changes are impressive!
Don't see it if You are picky about your theatre or need epic. This is not 'the best' of anything. It's just a big of fun.
See it if You love a good romp in Paris hotel rooms and a good laugh out loud sex farce.
Don't see it if You don't like absurd and silly play and sexual innuendos. This is not a drama.