Off-Broadway Comedy Assistance at Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre
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The last date listed for Assistance was Saturday May 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Jazz legend Duke Ellington enjoyed a career in music that spanned more than 50 years. In that time, "The Duke" built up a body of work featuring some of the most celebrated songs of all time, including "Take the 'A' Train," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "In a Sentimental Mood." Winner of two Tony Awards, Sophisticated Ladies is a stylish retrospective of Ellington's musical legacy that perfectly recreates his big band sound. Featuring all of his most famous numbers, this irresistible song-and-dance spectacular features the Atlanta Lyric Orchestra and some of the area's most talented performers. Learn More
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Featured review from Jonathon Huber
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The excellent cast has perfect timing and delivery of a script loaded with rapid-fire repartee and lightening-fast one-up-manship. The problem here resides with the script which, despite it's clever sarcasm and engaging quips, never really moves toward any meaningful or substantive destination. The state of degradation and stagnation the cast finds themselves in as minions for a Trump-like financial mogul is made clear from early in the show. However, not much more than that is revealed by the time it all ends 90 minutes later. The one spark of hope, provided by the leads' romantic kiss in the shadows during the final scene, offers little satisfaction to a viewer hoping for some epiphanic payoff after such a long stretch of humorous yet cynical-to-the-core dialogue. That said, the play has some brilliantly written and staged moments of flippant self-debasement, such as the English assistants' drunken take on what role she plays for her boss, devolving into an alcohol-fueled rendition of a Fred Astaire dance.
By Leslye Headland
For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success — or just more work. Leslye Headland’s Assistance is a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit.
About the Ticket Supplier: Pinch 'N' Ouch Theatre
Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre was founded in 2010 by a fervent group of stage artists with interest in contemporary American Theatre. The company offers artists the opportunity to work truthfully and patrons the gift of engaging storytelling that meets them where they are today.