Friday, May 27, 2011

RIBALD, RISQUE ROMP @ VAGABOND PLAYERS IN FELLS POINT


20110502-195258ABDUCTING DIANA

By Dario Fo
Adapted by Stephen Stenning
WHEN: June 3-26,  Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE:
Vagabonds Players Theater, 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point
TICKETS:  $15/$13 for seniors and students; special Friday night tickets for students $10.
Reserve on line at
www.vagabondplayers.org or call 410.563-9135

Directed by Michael Spellman, this ribald and risqué comedy really hits its mark. The door bursts open and just who kidnapped whom proves to be a real dilemma in this farcical play by Italy's Dario Fo, the controversial 1997 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature. It's never quite clear who's getting the upper hand as broadly drawn characters compete for control in this riotous romp that skewers all in its path. A media tycoon, her boyfried and her mother, three fireman, a priest... Not unlike the camp in the work of Benny Hill or Monty Python, Fo's comedy may be ribald and risqué, but it nevertheless hits its mark. [PHOTO: Kidnapper (Frank Vince) and Diana (Andrea Bush)]

"broad comedy...satirizes the incestuous world of politics, media, and powers."—CurtainsUp

"wild satirical fun...one surprise after another."—Boise Weekly