Photo by Don Kellogg

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Room Service

Billed as a side-splitting, screwball comedy - this show seemed to present itself as merely silly. I'm not sure why there were so many people doubled over with belly laughter in the audience -perhaps all friends of someone in the rather large cast for such a small theater? While the plot is clever, I found the stage way to small to deliver the physical nature of the comedy (imagine the Marx brothers X 2 - crammed on a 15 foot stage!).

Plenty of "characters", lots of chuckles, but it really seemed to be a mismatch of the talent, physical size, ethnicity, and age. Kudos do go out to Sterling Coyne (Gregory Wagner) - a stand out performance! ("God Damn it!"). But even he could not rescue the sinking ship.