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The Butter and Egg Man
East Village

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Peter Jones, a likable Mid-Western boy, navigates the sometimes exasperating and always exciting world of Broadway.

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Critic Reviews (4)

May 22nd, 2015

"There are some gross exaggerations, some wavering accents and awkwardness in pacing as well as some ill-advised cutesy behavior during scene changes, but the net result is an enjoyably wacky evening in the company of likeable crazies...'The Butter and Egg Man' has the exuberance of a first rate summer stock production. It is a delightful portrait of a simpler time on Broadway."
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May 18th, 2015

"I can see why this play isn't revived as often as some of Kaufman's collaborations. A lot of the jokes are dated and it's not as funny today...But the cast members here appear to be having a blast and it's infectious. Director Ricardo Rust even makes the scene transitions fun to watch with some bits of Twenties choreography. This also distracts as the set converts from an office into a hotel room, an impressive feat for such a small space and probably budget."
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May 29th, 2015

"There’s much flailing, pounding, prancing, shouting, and grimacing going on, and it pulls the audience out of Kaufman’s story. The actors seem at times to be aided and abetted by director Rust. The pace of the dialogue will slow down to indulge the actors’ displays of cartoonish mannerisms...It may be true that comedy is harder than dying. But pushing the funny is seldom a good strategy. It isn’t a good one here."
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May 16th, 2015

"The play was funny but its chief selling point is as a framework to let talented actors romp and play and stretch their legs. The joy last night was in seeing a bunch of gonzo operators bring their A-game, and play their parts big and true...I would gladly see this production again several times, that’s how much I enjoyed some of these performances. Thanks, Retro Productions, for reminding me — again — of why I ever got involved in the theatre."
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