The Funeral Crasher

comedy · mc2 productions and green room presents · United States

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PAM NOLES uncertified reviewer June 24, 2010
Was so glad I was able to get out of work in time to see this because it sounded interesting. It's exactly as advertised - a collection of stories about people who dealt with a funeral of some kind. Stacy Mayer is flat-out charming, and the impressions she does of the different people she zips back and forth between are a hoot. I particularly liked the boyfriend, not just how she played him but the story he told. It was one of the shortest in the collection, but among the three strongest. It was a cute show. Bonus points for how she opened the whole thing. That was so cool! Also (and this might not matter but I have to say it) *loved* the sparkly black shoes. ... full review
ASHLEY STEED uncertified reviewer June 23, 2010
Stacy Mayer’s one-woman show is a collection of stories about death and funerals. An interesting idea, however it is underdeveloped. After a traumatic car accident, it seems she’s got a penchant for death. Drawn to dark and twisty humor she begins interviewing people about their experiences at funerals. One person whom she draws inspiration from is a Buddhist comic who philosophizes about death. The main thing that is lacking from this show is the why-factor. Why are these stories being told? Eventually Mayer reveals that all these interviews have still not prepared her for death. A story arch concept that is never fully realized. Also, the title of the play is misleading. Funeral crasher implies that she “crashes” funerals – i.e. show... full review