Classic Italian Farce The Servant of Two Masters
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The line between fantasy and reality becomes increasingly blurred in this smash musical about escape and the transportive power of love. Created by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team that penned Chicago and Cabaret, and four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, Kiss of the Spider Woman was the winner of seven Tony Awards in 1993, including Best Musical. It's the story of two cellmates in a Latin American prison -- Valentin, a Marxist revolutionary, and Molina, a gay window dresser. Molina survives his jailers' torture and humiliation by escaping to a fantasy world filled with the movies he loved as a child, conjuring a beautiful and beguiling screen enchantress named Aurora as his imaginary diva. As the relationship between Valentin and Molina becomes increasingly complicated, so too do Molina's over-the-top fantasies, which begin threatening to overtake his real life. Learn More
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Featured review from the reflective viewerRed Velvet
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I did not like it until I liked it. And then I really liked it.
The too much updated, too crotch grabbing and 2013 humor put me off for quite awhile. Some in the audience were roaring at every obvious corny move. That may have affected my disdain. When idiots laugh you hesitate. And so by intermission I was thinking enough already, present a truly funny play please. This feels more like sketch comedy with no real connection to 1750 or a credible storyline.
But they kept it up. Nonsense ala Marx brothers went on and on. A bit SNL, some circus and a lead who more than a little channels Jim Carey back when Jim was actually brilliant. Silly songs, silly plot, more non sequiters all began to turn into a hilarious poke in the ribs. And the effort was impressive. Given this was the first preview you are impressed by the ensemble work.
I have seen hundreds of plays and improv acts. I have never seen this. For invention and difference alone and the over the top skill of several leads it is worth seeing.
This show contains crude humor and profanity.
This show's running time is two hours and thirty minutes with one intermission.