One-Acts by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen
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The last date listed for Relatively Speaking was Friday January 24, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Sometimes a boy just wants to have a little fun -- and in the case of precocious 12-year-old Rudy, he believes that's why humans were put on this planet in the first place. He stubbornly refuses to be force-fed rules and values from anyone, not from his parents and especially not from Sister Clarissa. That's the conflict at the heart of Over the Tavern, a heartwarming comedy by Tom Dudzick (Greetings!, Miracle on South Division Street) about a family struggling and growing together. It's partially based on his own childhood growing up in a Polish-American community. Learn More
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Featured review from the reflective viewerRed Velvet
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Low Expectations - High Results
I was anticipating dated sitcom style humor with a 50's skit tinge performed badly as comedy often is by community groups. Why go despite a bad review in the East Bay? Guess I don't like myself.
What I got was first rate one liner style humor delivered with high skill and some pretty darn good writing. Coen's Talking Cure had the sharpest wit, not dated and point by point on target though the story itself was not strong. The late E. May's work was funny in a ditzy humor sort of way making life look like something we have very little control over and applying values makes little sense. The surprise was Woody Allen. Not the content. This was classic Neil Simon Mel Brooks Woody Allen 50's humor....except it was not 50's, it was written in the last couple of years and answers the question we all have asked "has he just lost the ability to be funny that way anymore?". The answer is a clear "NO". I guess he just does not feel it need to be on film. And he is right. This was community theater farce, comedy of errors or misfits stuff with a few set up lines and cliches that made me groan but the friendlier audience guffaw. The entire night was fast paced funny a throwback to another time....and surprisingly....worthy of reflection afterward. Not such dumb stuff after all. Recommended....even if you like yourself.