Time to Remember
The latest production at KT (Kaleidoscope Theatre) is your classic bedroom farce filled with slamming doors, mistaken identities, sexual innuendos, and enough belly laughs to provide a full evening of entertainment. Directed with a keen eye for the silly by Barry Hertzog who has made these types of plays his stock and trade. The twisty-turny plot hinges on a necklace and an unhappily married couple trying to keep the valuable family heirloom from falling into the others' clutches. Both of them have arrived at their beach cottage with their respective lovers , both ignorant of the others scheming or presence. Add to the mix a cartoonishly clueless P.I. with a knack for being knocked out, a libidinously inclined friend set up to seduce the husband, and a mini-skirted burglar, and comic mayhem ensues.
The cast is led by Bunnie Hibbard (Ashley Worthington) and Eric Minter (William Worthington III) as the duplicitous couple , playing the "straight man" to the wackadoo characters surrounding them with aplomb. Worthington's dizzy flame Lorraine is played by Amber DuVal, ( who seems to be channeling Lesley Ann Warren in Victor Victoria) and Cody Evans brings an innocence as his turn as the Mrs. Worthington's young paramour. Daphne Lewis shines with her precise comic timing and awkward sexuality as the man-eating friend who "if she was fast food, she would have golden arches over her bed." Rounding out the talented cast are Renee Ryals who adds just the right amount of sauciness to the burglar, and Marco Andrews who plays the Elmer Fudd-esque P.I. whose idea of inconspicuously blending in is a loud Hawaiian shirt and an ever changing array of bad wigs. The cast works well together under the strong direction of Hertzog who also designed the beautiful set.
So, if you're looking for a night of larceny, infidelity, light bondage, and lots of laughs, KT is the place to be! Catch the last weekend of "There's a Burglar in my Bed" before it closes. You won't be disappointed!
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