Sept. 18, 2013
OutCast Productions presents “Play On!” through Oct. 5 at the Black Box Theater in Langley, directed by K. Sandy O’Brien.
O’Brien lends her mad directing skills to Rick Abbot’s behind-the-scenes comedy. Abbot emulates the great, door-slamming plays of high-low comedy (think “Noises Off”) and literally lifts the curtain and lays bare the hilarious inner workings of the ‘Last Chance Players.’ Here is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script.
Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theater during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their own share of laughter.
The Black Box Theater is located at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave. in Langley.
Visit OutCast Productions’ website for more info.
(Pictured at top, Mona Newbauer, Rita Carrow, Judith Dankanics and Marta Mulholland in “Play On!” at OutCast./Doug Kolb photo)