FABULOSO by John Kolvenbach
"Its an extra layer of fun in what's already a
GLITTERY, OVER-THE-TOP SHOW OF HIJINKS AND TRANSFORMATION!!!
...so perfectly cast and executed ...that it was fascinating to imagine how the show might play with the roles reversed ...(Actors alternate roles each performance) luckily, you needn't just imagine: seeing FABULOSO twice is just the kind of decadence this show piques."
- Portland Phoenix, March 14, 2019
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by John Kolvenbach
directed by Daniel Burson
with Peter Brown,
and Bess Welden
Kate works in a bank. Teddy is an uninspired kids soccer coach. They are feeling trapped in an ordinary apartment and their ordinary marriage. Then Teddy's long-lost friend Arthur arrives after a 20-year absence. He bursts into their home with nonstop games, ruses, schemes, not to mention knives, songs, cocktails for all, and his wildly dramatic fiancée, Samantha. FABULOSO is a madcap and surprisingly touching farce about the pleasures of bedlam and the far-from-ordinary feeling of being needed. DRCs production of this zany comedy even more delightful chaos: the cast will switch roles each night.
Featuring DRC veterans Peter Brown, Chris Holt, Janice O'Rourke, and Bess Welden, directed by Daniel Burson. The stellar design team includes Emily Dixon (set), Christine Nilles (costumes), Matt Kennedy (sound), Michaela Wirth (lights), Vanessa SW Beyland (Choreography) and Katie Day (props).
In this unique DRC production, the actors will alternate roles during the performance schedule.
This high-energy farce is good for more than laughs. It succeeds where so many fail because of an unusually effective emotional component that's just touching enough. It's perfect ballast for the madcap farcical elements, which are executed with precision and a pounding heart. FABULOSO is near-perfect summer entertainment. Playwright John Kolvenbach keeps you guessing while you're laughing. He's a playwright's playwright, sending his well-drawn characters down a carefully plotted structure that reveals its craft only in hindsight.
- Eye Weekly (Canada)
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