As anyone who enjoys it knows, dark comedy is hard. Really hard. That’s why it’s so nice to see a show like Awkward Pauses. They get it, and they pull it off quite well. In fact, over the breezy 45 minutes (or so) running time of these three one acts, I had a great time.
The reason I clicked “liked it” is only because I found the content selection to be a little uneven. Maybe it’s because the first two were so sharp, smart, and funny that the bar was just too high, but the third and final piece just didn’t do it for me. It didn’t feel like it belonged in the same show as the other two, and it pulled me out for the last 15 minutes I spent with the show.
Still, no matter what piece, the actors always committed completely, the set design was VERY clever, and the direction was spot on.
It’s a damn shame the show I saw last night was their final performance.