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Legendary film actor Ron West is a sick, old shell of a man, holed up and waiting to die. But his much-younger wife thinks he's got one more command performance in him: getting her pregnant. Lisa Ebersole's dark comedy is sharp and vicious and funny, and we couldn't ask for better performers than Herman Poppe and Heather Lindell as the not-so-unlikely couple. Under Matt Soson's direction, Mr. Poppe is heartbreakingly pathetic, yet somehow magnetic. Ms. Lindell is a strong, sassy partner and with her nuanced portrayal, we buy the relationship despite the characters' 40+ year age gap. For the most part, the performers manage to nail the best aspects of the playwright's clever, alway...
This show was a revival from last year's Fringe that earned a Best of Fringe extension and a nomination for the TU Unleashed Award, and it was easy to see why.
The writing of Lisa Ebersole is amazing, creating the perfect presentation of the effort required by a person when trying to balance their needs versus their wants.
It is well worth the effort to attend - you won't be disappointed....