Slamming doors and plates of sardines were all I could recall from the last time I saw Noises Off, and that’s a good summary of the third Broadway production of Michael Frayn’s slapstick backstage farce about an inept cast putting on a terrible play. There are just two other essential ingredients.
Archives for January 14, 2016
The problem with Women From Mars’ Silent Reflections: A Clown-Noir Cabaret is that its two night run deprived many Washingtonians the joy of unleashing the veiled, inner feminist who longs to (rage, rage, rage) shove a whole cupcake in her mouth as one big middle finger to the botox-loving, fat-shaming Vanity Fairs of the world.
Steven A. Butler’s Chocolate Covered Ants offers audiences unique insight into the minds of African American men in the age of Ferguson, Baltimore, and the subsequent news stories of police brutality. The play sold out two runs in Maryland last year, but you have another opportunity to see it at the Anacostia Playhouse starting tonight.