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

family friendly world premiere
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TJ O'BRIEN certified reviewer August 21, 2021
tagged as: absurd · funny · ensemble · Durang
Perfect for both Durang lovers and anyone who wants a laugh!... full review
AL FAYROUZ uncertified reviewer November 10, 2022
IXAO... full review
JOHN LESLIE certified reviewer August 28, 2021
Four funny plays peopled with excellent comic actors.... full review
MICHELLE HOLMES certified reviewer August 23, 2021
Superbly directed by Kristin Towers-Rowles, tying all four pieces together so well and casting the shows so brilliantly, with all the actors giving terrific performances. Standouts were Michael Mullen, playing women as only he knows how to, Michael Marchak and Shayna Gabrielle as Tink and Peter (ya gotta see it, plus props to Shayna for some brilliant deadpan delivery that kept everyone laughing), and Jen Talton, drawing attention as the foil for the absurd position she’s been unwittingly put in. High praise to everyone involved!... full review
PAUL HOAN ZEIDLER certified reviewer August 22, 2021
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 ... full review
ANDREW CARLBERG uncertified reviewer August 15, 2021
Tons of fun. Laughed out loud throughout the whole show. Durang’s work requires serious commitment - and everyone was playing in the same absurdist form. Towers-Rowles’s direction was aware and specific - it allowed the actors to play, while keeping them true to Durang’s (apparent) intents. I recommend going in and taking the ride - don’t over- or under- think it.... full review
ROB STEVENS haineshisway.com certified reviewer August 14, 2021
Very twisted sense of humor on display.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 14, 2021
Wonderfully absurd & funny Durang where everything is a lovingly topsy-turvy homage to the madness & joy of theater. The final act is every actor’s hilarious worst nightmare performed with great energy & pace by all involved. Thoroughly enjoyable!... full review
SHARI BARRETT broadway world and the culver city news certified reviewer August 13, 2021
Durang's characters as so off the wall and larger than life, the direction of these plays has to match the craziness of the stories with a cast that can handle the absurdity of it all. And Kristin Towers-Rowles understands that and keeps the action as hectic as the thoughts going through the characters' minds while the actors enjoy chewing the scenery! This is especially true during "The Actor's Nightmare" when an understudy for Edwin Booth is called upon to take on his role at the last minute without any rehearsal - and he has no idea what play is being done nor his lines nor the blocking. In fact, perhaps he isn't even an actor since he keeps going to sit in the audience to bemoan what is happening to him. This one of the four ha... full review
JEN BENDIK uncertified reviewer August 12, 2021
tagged as: absurd · funny · farce · comedy · ensemble
What a fantastic show! Kristen is an incredible director, the ensemble cast in each of the one-acts is fantastic and this farcical fun collection of plays I once adored in college was such a treat to see come to life on the stage. Additionally OMG it was SO good to finally be back in a theatre!!... full review