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It’s a mighty bad play in which you still feel cheated even though you got it for free from the library. I got halfway through this tawdry mess before giving up. Except for poor Ben, every character in Peter Ackerman’s play would have to gain a dimension to be two-dimensional. Not many laughs, two bimbo best pals, a would-be erudite hitman, and a flaming gay man. Not much here to like. How did this hot mess make it to Off Broadway? Or win an Audie Award in 2003? Or get turned into a TV series by...
Listened to the LA Theatre Works production adapted for radio listening. Big fan! Might be one of my favorites that they’ve done.
This is an amusing, but ultimately insipid, bedroom comedy. There is a terrific LA Theater Works production available via ITunes.
The ending line left me shook. I listened to the L.A. Theatre Works recorded production on Overdrive and it was a brilliant radio play. Perfectly paced.
A very funny bedroom comedy. Great performances.
LA Theater Works production earns the extra star.
While very short this is extreemly funny. I fear my review, if I were to type everything I feel, would exceed the length of the play. Let me just say that two people are engaged in some extrachariculare activity and one says something that the other takes offense to. There is a great discussion, it alone with have you laughing, and that person leaves. Other characters are then introduced, each with their own comical activities, and all, 6 people, end up discussing the situation. If you have the
The dialogue is clever, concise and drives the play at a steady rhythm so that it never gets bogged down in the personal philosophy of the characters.I found the climactic sequence involving the group therapy phone call, predictable and the consequent resolution too easy but in the hands of a capable ensemble of actors it would be very funny.The character Gene and his relationship with Grace was problematic for me. I found it implausible that she would be turned on by his murderous ways more tha...
So, I got this out of the library because I read a review of a local production that teased the 'shocking' language of the opening, and I wanted to know what it was. (No, no, I won't spoil it. Other than to say, meh. But of course, I also wasn't the target of the language so... your "i'm shocked" mileage may vary...).All in all there was some fun in there. But in the end, I agree with the review I read that this is basically a good.. first-half of a play that could/should go farther/deeper/longe...
I really enjoyed listening to this performance in the car. It was very short, just over an hour in total playing time. The play opens with a couple having sex and the woman calling the man a "hook-nosed Jew" as she cums. From there, an entire comedy ensues. By the end, you have the original couple, the woman's best friend, the best friend's lover (a hitman), the best friend's therapist (brother of hitman), and the therapist's geriatric lover all trying to figure out why the argument happened in
A funny entertaining short play dealing with three couples: Nancy & Ben, Grace & Gene (the hitman) and Mark & Donald. Nancy and Ben have a fight after she blurts out an inappropriate comment while in bed. She runs to her friend Grace's who then calls her lover's brother (& her therapist) for some advice. A three way phone conversation ensures. Witty with one liners, but caution on foul language and remarks relating to Jewish and gay people may be offensive to many.
Fast paced dialogue which left me feeling like the show was very one-note. Each of the characters were very different and interesting in their own way. Interesting themes.Something odd about the casualness of Gene's occupation. Also, tired out the joke of Donald being unable to hear dialogue from the phone.
I have fond memories of a very funny local production of this which I saw 15 years ago - and believe I read it around the same time also. The play doesn't REALLY come alive as much on the page, since a lot of the humor is in the timing, but still - sex comedy is one of the hardest genres to get right, and this one scores (no pun intended!)
I recommend listening to the audio recording of the performance. I laughed out loud from start to finish.
Listed to this comedy farce, very enjoyable. A little bit non-PC.
So funny! A bit of dirty language, but I love the play!
This was a very short live play that I listened to. It was hilarous. I laughed so hard the tears were running down my leg!
This was hilarious and so worth listening to as an audio book. I would love to see this performed live.Not for young ears.