Feel the Intensity in Provoking Pair of Plays Fun & Nobody
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Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends hits the OC stage in this STAGEStheatre production. Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends for decades with Tom and Beth, also married. Everything changes when Beth reveals that Tom has been unfaithful and their marriage is on the verge of imploding. The story is not the divorce, however, but the shockwave effect it has on Gabe and Karen's relationship. At first they feel forced to pick sides, then they begin to notice the cracks in their own marriage. This funny, poignant comic drama exposes the insecurities that everyone faces when big changes happen in their lives. The characters are real and relatable -- they might be your friends, your family or they might even be you. Margulies holds a mirror up to the modern relationship and asks us to think about our own relationships and what we're doing to keep them strong. Learn More
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FUN & NOBODY, written by Howard Korder and directed by Jeffrey Kieviet, is two connected One Acts that move from the very beginning. First Act follows two teens, Casper & Denny, on a crazy Thursday afternnoon that only ends on Friday morning. The dialogue is snappy and off-beat and Forest Orta & Adam Poynter own Korder's whacked-out, teen-angst, f-bombing dialogue, making their relationship feel real and awkward and funny and relatable. The highlight, though, is Act II, as Rick Kopp's Carl, seamlessly slides through a slow downward spiral after losing his job. I felt like a voyeaur watching him. It was deliciously uncomfortable to see how the world suddenly looked so warped and how it affected him differently than it used to when he was a working man. Pam Paulson nails it as his concerned wife, who still believes in him. She watches his breakdown with concern & support. You can feel even when they argue it's always coming from a place of love, making me believe he will get though this with her by his side... which only makes the ending that much more shocking and awesome and effing right-on. The eighties rock music is fun too.
Fun & Nobody
Directed by: Jeffrey Kievet
Starring: Rob Downs, Rick Kopps, Michael LaForte, Dan Merket, Forrest Orta, Bryana Pickford and Adam Poynter