The play is fast-paced and keeps you interested with every twist of phrase. Matthew Leavitt’s direction utilized the small theater’s space brilliantly, and his creative scenic choices increased the humor and fun of the piece. He and playwright Spencer Green seem a perfect match of concept and execution. Alex Parker and Christine Sage were perfect as the role-switching leads, and the cameo appearance by veteran actor Penny Peyser was hilarious. All in all, a great evening.
What I didn't like
Not much to improve on, as I was thoroughly entertained.
My overall impression
This was a sort of Beckett-meets-Stoppard wordplay deconstructing a familiar myth/folk tale. In it, Spencer Green shows not only how we never escape “our nature,” but also examines power dynamics between the characters as they switch roles back and forth. It is witty, funny, and you’ll walk away with more understanding than when you walked in.