Sunday, July 29, 2018

Returning Favorites - Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company - Night Sets Her Foot In Morocco - Rarig Arena

This farcical noir quickly turns into a Purgatorial comedy hodge-podge carload of misfits, driving across Texas, trying to avoid the law, ruffians, and plumbers.

This is a ridiculously talented cluster of young artists.  They act, they sing, they dance, they play multiple musical instruments - often all at the same time.  They also develop their own material, riffing off of classical texts and well-worn genres to turn them into something new, silly, and charming.

I had a great time at their take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing last year called Skirmish of Wit.  I’m expecting no less this year.

In addition to the blurb above, further story info says “Playing with the meta-narrative, Virgil, your radio show host, tells stories of Italian mobsters and Philosophical debates, while Sheriff Hammer and his two deputies do their best to keep order. But the rules of this world get tampered with, broken, and downright confusing.”

They say this time they’re “pulling inspiration from The Marx Brothers, Aristotle, and Pixar” so who knows where we’ll all end up - or how we’ll get there.

Hopefully I can get them on Mom’s schedule this time so she gets a chance to see them for herself.

Here's some handy links to the full Top 10, Top 11-20 and Returning Favorites lists.

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