The Fool and The Red Queen

theatre · padua playwrights productions, inc. · Ages 16+ · United States

world premiere
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VASEK FRANK (CINESNATCH) certified reviewer June 11, 2012
The Lounge Theatre hosted the world premiere of Padua Playwrights Productions The Fool and the Red Queen, an absurdist story involving an auditioning actor finding himself in the midst of a play within a play. In the clinically white temporary space of The Lounge, Gary Bean (John Diehl) is an older man struggling with his script while the director and producer engage him in a cryptic conversation regarding the story and such off-handed subjects as the Greeks. During Act I (also titled "Gary's Strange Callback"), Chauncey (Jack Kehler) and Rondell (Gray Palmer) rifle through their lines like a couple of LA casting directors talking over each other and offering about as much guidance as you could expect from a David Lynch movie. The two men... full review