Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
If you're in the area and, even if it's a bit of a drive, do yourself a favor and go ahead and see Hale Center Theater's Production of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!" But don't take MY WORD for it! (Any "Reading Rainbow" fans? Star Trek? Nevermind. . . )
It's really funny. I might have laughed "a little too loudly" when I saw it, but, what's done is done. There are so many gems and funny little additions that I cannot describe. Just trust me: FUN. E. I'm going back, in case you wanted to know. Also, just so you know you're in on the joke, when you see a carton of french fries come out on a tray, think to yourself, "Oh, those are the french fries that have been sitting out for weeks, held together by hot glue--the very carton of fries that, when they came out opening night, Lisa's son, Owen saw and nervously whispered to Topher, 'I ATE some of those fries backstage!' and Miles and Topher laughed and laughed about that for days. . ."
I always want Topher's productions to go well because I want it to mean SOMETHING--that all that time spent away was for the betterment of others. Namely, you! So go see it. Too much pressure? You're too tired to buy tickets and go to a play? Try putting all five kids to bed by yourself every night for 2 months and all that entails, and we'll talk about exhausting.