With his script “Don’t Dress For Dinner“, playwright Marc Camoletti serves up just the right combination of credible misunderstanding and madcap mayhem, such that his cast of characters never know what the heck is happening around them – yet the audience can enjoy the pleasure and laughter reserved for those who are in on the joke. The current Blue Canoe production playing at the Domino Theatre, however, loses something in its presentation. (more…)
“Visiting Mr. Green“, currently playing at the Domino Theatre, is a solid play that is both topical and poignant, yet quite accessible in its touches of comedy and familiarity. Written by Jeff Baron in 1996, one can readily see its attraction as a play so widely translated and produced around the world. It is sophisticated in its subject matter and themes, yet pleasantly simple in its execution on the stage. Whether it is a play you are familiar with or not, it is most definitely a highlight of this season’s playbill at Domino.
Ross is a young executive working his way up the corporate ladder, who is sentenced to community service hours to be spent with Mr. Green after he almost hits the elderly widower with his car. Both characters are written with a great deal of personality, clever and meaningful dialogue, and rich subtext. Each has his own colorful history, unique perspective, and significant internal struggles. (more…)