mmmkay productions/ crown city theatre company · Ages 13+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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August 22, 2021 certified reviewer

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One of the great joys of the Fringe are the shows you might never see during the regular theater season. Where most companies might mount a production of one of his full length plays, Mmmkay Productions and Crown City Theatre choose to shine a warm light on this collection of Christopher Durang’s shorter works. A deep cast, crisply directed by Kristin Towers-Rowles, snaps Durang’s anxious comic characters fully into their chaotic lives. Michael Mullen deftly centers the titular characters in “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” with hilariously archaic grace, and in “Wanda’s Visit” with entertaining obliviousness. James Everts is a hoot as the lead in “The Actor’s Nightmare” trying to learn to swim as he’s thrown repeatedly into the deep end of some of theatre’s most iconic roles. Christopher Durang’s comedy isn’t the easiest to pull off, but you wouldn’t know that from this show. A must see for even the most casual Durang fan.

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