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 want a frothy night of fun. 1st act drags (cut some!), but overall show sparkles. Great set, nice costumes, strong acting, clever script
Don't see it if you hate farce, altho I'm not a fan and I had a great time. One actor (Lucy) is weak. Running time was about two hours with intermission.
See it if you like farce, actors playing multiple parts, fun coincidences, a few inside jokes about the Pearl's repertory run, split-second timing
Don't see it if you don't like farce, hate contrived situations, hate physical humor, can't appreciate base humor or actors going slightly over the top,
See it if Slamming-door farce delights you. An exceptionally well performed frothy French sex farce is on tap as marital infidelity is tested ! See it
Don't see it if You are looking for a serious look at sexual and marital relationships. You don't like suggestive language or sex themed jokes.
See it if A fun, broadly acted farce about love and lust. Full of exaggerated physical comedy, slamming doors, silliness - actors play multiple roles.
Don't see it if You need depth or meaning in your plays - this is pure frivolity and fun. Actors really go over the top. Reminded me of Noises Off.
See it if Farce appeals, in a not brilliant but very well performed & funny modern update with a memorable, must-see performance by Kelly Curran.
Don't see it if Door-slamming & the silliness of farce or an updated translation & set offend in spite of good performances by a game cast with one standout
See it if you enjoyed the second and third acts of "Noises Off!", here without the play-within-a-play/backstage premise but rather a marriage comedy.
Don't see it if madcap hijinks, innuendo & double entendre, over-the-top acting, and multiple quick character changes are not your thing. Light as meringue!