The Something-Nothing, a New Play About a Love Triangle
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Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics and drama of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a dreadful flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying fish. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), this comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser more than 30 years after its 1982 debut. It was also turned into a film in 1992 starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter. Learn More
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Featured review from Amanda Mauer
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This is a tonally confused play, and I understand why after reading the playwright's bio. It was originally written as a one-act, nearly award-winning - and the first act was indeed very funny, even with a few too many literary allusions.
And then there was the second act. Not funny. Pretty depressing, actually. The characters who once looked quirky began to look shallow and nasty. It was a strange turn. Those three stars are for the first act, and the good acting (which managed to keep from one act to the next).
Sometimes a one-act is just a one-act.
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“Fielding Edlow’s The Something-Nothing is a hilarious, biting, highly original look at a 20-something love triangle in pre-9/11 New York City. For comedy laced with a bit of snake venom, _The Something-Nothing _can’t be beat.” —stagescenela.com
From Fielding Edlow, the writer of the one-woman show Coke Free- J.A.P., is a new play about a destructive love triangle between a raging people-pleaser, Mr. sensitive ponytail man and a bossy drunk lesbian. Set in the West Village, these completely lost 27 year-old narcissists are enshrouded in a web of e-mails, poetic diatribes and gallons of Jim Beam.