Jack Benny (A Ménage En Train)

padua playwrights · Ages 21+ · United States of America

world premiere
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DAVID ACOSTA certified reviewer June 05, 2018
tagged as: Psycho delicious
The Jack Benny Show, a party in a perfect location, shattering conventions and embracing the minds ability to hallucinate. Trip back and prepare to lose control of normalcy, because now you've seen everything. The characters running around inside a vintage T.V. have been beemed back from another universe, riffing on primal vices. Juli Crockett's deep commitment to her character, Jack Benny, was riveting. If you're interested in getting your rocks off, tune in to The Jack Benny Show, or die trying.... full review
REX WEINER certified reviewer June 20, 2018
A very “Paduan” production, which is to say, uniquely engaging of the subconscious while incomprehensibly delighting the conscious senses. ... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 09, 2018
tagged as: avante garde · comedy · Noir · vaudeville
Recommended. An intelligent, heady piece of theater with something to say. ... full review
DEBORAH MEADOWS certified reviewer June 20, 2018
Good thing there’s low comedy and the vaudeville tradition standing on the shoulders of forerunners such as Jack Benny. “Jack Benny, the play” takes apart hierarchical power relations, and the text and actors are superb. The various versions of master/slave relations are subject to the democratizing or leveling force of laughter, but also the liberators such as Abraham Lincoln come in for another lowering of dignity. But what is this train from Chicago to Los Angeles, or maybe it’s a plane or dirigible? How might romantic mumbo jumbo and disfigurements get slathered onto power differentials and somehow predetermine our response? Is our plane, train, dirigible about to crash in this high-speed set of repetition anxieties that, here, are exper... full review