Fast-Talking, Cocktail-Drenched Satire Imperial Fizz
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The last date listed for Imperial Fizz was Thursday February 21, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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A runaway hit at TheatreWorks' New Works Festival, The Great Pretender now receives a fully staged world premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre. In this comic tale of friendship, love and letting go, a children's TV host is consumed with the passing of a cherished puppeteer. Evoking the small-screen shows that shaped the childhoods of so many, The Great Pretender moves beyond the painted sets and colored lights to discover that people (as well as puppets) need a helping hand. TheatreWorks kick-starts its new season with this bittersweet comedy from David West Read (The Performers). Learn More
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Literate, witty, a bit derivative ( Sartre's *No Exit* is a clear influence which the program notes don't cite, though they do give a nod to Nick and Nora Charles) author Brian Parks manages to keep the one-liners going for a solid ninety...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Imperial Fizz generates a strange eerie power…brilliant poetic content…there is no American writer more thoughtful, in an explosive and surreally comic way, than Brian Parks.” —The Scotsman
“Touche! A bit like Noel Coward on speed, Brian Parks’ thirties-style two-hander is a tour de force of lightning exchanges of exquisitely barbed wit between a couple who fill the silence as they wait for… well, what indeed?” —The Stage
Recommended for guests age 13 and older.