The Peccadillo Theater Company revives George Kelly's 1924 comedy about an egotistical braggart and his farcical attempts to retain some dignity amidst his own self-aggrandizing hyperbole. Starring Annette O'Toole. More…
Notable for its blending of comedy and drama, 'The Show-Off' revolves around a working-class Irish family in North Philadelphia in the mid '20s. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher and their three adult children are thrown into a state of turmoil when Amy, their middle child, brings home a preposterous suitor named Aubrey Piper. A compulsive liar with delusions of grandeur, Aubrey meets his match in Mrs. Fisher (Annette O'Toole), the crusty, no-nonsense matriarch of the family. A battle of wits ensues and the outcome is a vindication (of sorts!) of the American con man.
See it if someone threatens your life if you don't attend...(by the end of the play you'll confess to anything to stop the torture from on stage)
Don't see it if you have any artistic taste at all... the set is great, and some of the authentic costumes but.... that's it....stay away if you're smart
See it if You are a die-hard fan of Annette O'Toole.
Don't see it if You enjoy good acting and direction. This is a satire not a strangely serious critique of society.