Top Rated Plays. Theatre In Boston. Since the days of Plautus, for that matter. Theatre News Wire. Add one unscrupulously nosy landlord to the bunch, and things quickly spiral into side-splitting confusion and chaos in this hilarious farce.
It contains all the elements of the genre: the young man who must masquerade as a woman, the virgin who must masquerade as the vamp, the lecherous old man posing as a keeper of the public morals, the shrewish woman threatened with imprisonment, the mother making a surprise visit, not one but two characters--a young nerd and an elderly dowager--who get staggering drunk, amorous men chasing frightened women around the sofa, angry men chasing frightened men around the desk, people crawling out on window ledges, and the ingenue love sex and the i.r.s.
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Smithers was fun to observe as she transformed from overly-concerned mother to inebriated, domineering mother. Though there is nothing in the play that could be called blatantly sexist or homophobic; Connie's misgivings about having "driven" Leslie to transvestism with her dominating ways and a remark that Leslie, who's hiding in the bedroom, has "come out of the closet" are about as reactionary as it gets.
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Billy van Zandt and Jane Milmore wrote the play in the late s, and director Ken Parks sets his version in that era.
Director Jason Liss keeps the pace brisk and the traffic collisions few on the tiny stage with only three doors--downright minimalist for farce. Connie Foster, though a decade or two too young for her role, does a nice Estelle Getty as Jon's overprotective mother is there any other kind in this type of comedy?
Its 70s feel will have you feeling funky vibes through the laughs. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Maggie Cronin, last seen as Jesus' sidekick in The Singer, and Warren Davis, last seen as the psychopathic janitor in Bingo in the First Degree, both play it straight and sweet this time as the hapless but well-meaning lovers.