Critical Darling The Chase Lounge: World's First One-Woman Farce
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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“An outrageously clever, maniacally riotous, refreshingly different slant on the format of one-person plays…The audience laughed uncontrollably nonstop, … An insanely fun show—do see it!” —Tolucan Times
“GO! The very funny Heidi Sulzman ably handles the challenge…. side-splitting!”_ -LA WEEKLY_
“Inventive… delightfully crafty… a one-person Noises Off!” _-Backstage West_
“Outrageous! Sulzman defies all odds. Rackoff’s direction is highly resourceful. Fun and unique… at breakneck speed!” —Entertainment Today
“A great night out!”_ —ReviewPlays.com_
Writer/Director David Rackoff has written a celebration of theater, a character comedy that blends witty and goofy into one delightful package. The play contains all the ingredients of a classical farce (mistaken identity, misguided seduction, and an elaborate chase scene), but the results have to be seen to be believed. The Chase Lounge promises to be an unforgettable, balls-to-the-wall comedic experience. Workshopped last year to great success, this play has something very entertaining and innovative to offer the Los Angeles Theatre scene.
“This is by far the most demanding show I’ve ever done. I play five very different characters and I have to switch from person to person in seconds. At one moment, I’m Michelle, the sweet, gay sister in the wheel chair, exiting through one door, only to return through another door, immediately, as her self absorbed, plastic surgeon twin, Falalla. Falalla is then attacked by their third sister, who Falalla drugged and gave plastic surgery, so she’d be identical also. It’s insanely physical; I’m always running, switching costumes, ducking through trap doors. Sometimes all five characters are on stage at once. The five minute long chase scene at the end of the show is practically a play in itself. And it’s an awesome challenge creating five very distinct, very separate characters” —Heidi, performer, The Chase Lounge