Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing Provides an Ocean of Laughs
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The last date listed for Rough Crossing was Wednesday February 19, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Long before Frasier was spun off from Cheers, another break-out character got his own comedy vehicle. The character was Falstaff, Shakespeare's rotund rogue from Henry IV, and the showcase was The Merry Wives of Windsor, a madcap comedy that ranks among the Bard's very best. Vain and cowardly as ever, Sir John Falstaff courts two wealthy women in an attempt to get his hands on their money. When the women discover the scheme, however, they team up and turn the tables on the bumbling knight. First Folio Theatre presents this hilarious romp outdoors amid the natural splendor of the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Learn More
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Featured review from Mark
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This farce with English accents is suitable for a 45 minute sketch on TV but not a two hour production because the story is so simple (and simple minded). Sure, there's a few laughs but it is too long and repetitive. Besides, I had problems understanding all the lines because the actors spoke so quickly and one actor (Rice) I could barely understand at all due to his affected muffled voice. The story is very silly and not even as clever as many sitcoms on television. I do not recommend this except for people who will laugh at anything and have an evening with nothing to do. I am not a Stoppard fan.
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The play was not very funny at all, and left me very disappointed. I will never believe the advertising for First Folio again, since it was a lie in this instance. Plus, the owner of First Folio, David Rice, is not that good...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Filled with verbal pyrotechnics, shameless puns, outrageous literary allusions … ineffably charming.” —Chicago Tribune
“Alison C. Vesely’s sharply timed staging boasts a first-rate cast of clowns … a welcome comedic voyage.” —Chicago Tribune
“Inspired lunacy handled with master clownery…laugh-out-loud hysterical!” —Chicago Sun-Times, Highly Recommended