George Bernard Shaw's Fanny's First Play
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What seems like an innocent comedy about girlfriends takes an unexpected turn when it's discovered that there may be something darker than just chocolate in baker Caroline's desserts. Danger, frosting and manslaughter combine in a mad-capped tale of friendship, secrets and balls -- cake balls, that is -- written by and co-starring The Factory Theater casting director Stacie Barra. The female-driven comedy of Bridesmaids meets the mad science of Breaking Bad in this twisted tale of a baker, a blogger and something sinister hiding in a sugary confection. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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For me, this is a three star play - meaning, "I liked it". Four stars would be "I'm glad I didn't miss it" and five stars means "You must see it." So this is a three star event, in my view. You have to like Shaw, for starts, and his plays require intellectual engagement, albeit with the issues of a century ago - women's suffrage, class distinctions, & the like. But you have to pay attention to what is being said. Given that, this was an enjoyable performance, albeit a bit broad, to the point of caricature. The roles are doubled, but easy to handle.
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Shaw's playful metatheatrics anticipate our current postmodern and self-referential aesthetic by a century, although his satirical take on theater criticism isn't as caustic as one might hope. It is ambitious of any theater troupe (especially a...continued
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