Monday, January 19, 2009

Arms and the Man

Twilight Repertory Theatre
January 2 - 24, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Low-brow British burlesque cozy in a barroom or thee-ay-tah. Twilight Rep pushes Shaw’s characters from upper-crust linguistic pedestals; instead commentating on characters’ foolishness through physical parody (face pulling, cape waving) and clever slides a la silent film, which emphasize and lower/raise tight, ironic wordplay to an everyman level of amusement.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I went Saturday and the show was lol funny and a lot of fun. This crew is working for the love of the arts and it comes through in their energy, accents and comedic interactions. I don't see much theater, but I'm glad I found this one.

Ersilia said...

I saw this production last night after reading the review on followspot and loved it. This is what would happen if the Marx brothers did Shaw!

Andrew said...

The cast is an improv company too, and they are doing an improv show along with the play on Friday Jan. 23. I'm definitely gonna check it out.

Anonymous said...

I was not keen on seeing theater with visual aids, when I first heard about the slide accompaniments. This production changed my mind in a thrice. The slides are clever (except the dogs playing poker) and the cast is charming. I have seen other productions by this company and have yet to be disappointed. They always give it their sincere all. A must see!