In Paris, the recently married Dr. Hercule Molineaux tells "one, tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie" to cover an innocent, but embarrassing, indiscretion. From that single untruth tumbles a cascade of deceptions, misunderstandings and mistaken identities. Compounding Molineaux's troubles are a suspicious wife, a monster of a mother-in-law, an outrageously aggressive female patient, and a flood of zany characters that add up to a hilarious and infectiously charming farce.
"…a most effective vehicle…an explosion of inspired craziness…I can't recall the last time I laughed so hard…" —Wall Street Journal
"…delirious absurd madness…giving us the opportunity to laugh in abandon for two full hours…simply brilliant, a comic confection…Ohh la, la, I loved every minute of it." —Democrat and Chronicle
Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy!
Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual clumsy production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. To top it off, a man who asks to audition for the show is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a part in the ill-fated production. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual.
"I laughed till I cried [...] Sheer comic genius." - Journal American "Hundreds of jokes …about anything that strikes the author's sardonic fancy." - Seattle Weekly "A razzle dazzle of funny characters and ingenious jokes." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer "A Dickens of a giggle." - The Seattle Times
Nothing could have prepared Cass for the dirty little secret she discovered in her husband’s sweater drawer. It is so shocking that she has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. From there, Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a myriad of colorful characters from a lonely tour-boat captain to a pair of bickering private detectives. Along the way she stumbles upon a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter! It’s a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as all of her adventures push her perilously close to the water’s edge.
“…exceedingly whimsical and playfully wicked." —NY Times. "…a wonderfully daffy, surreal extravaganza. Wonder of the World is a hilarious confection. Lindsay-Abaire further establishes himself here as a writer with a terrific gift for absurdist humor, leavened with just enough doses of seriousness to provide emotional resonance." —Hollywood Reporter.
A heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
A comedic gallop into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, the play offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
"Packed with action, wit, and a sizable nerd-quotient, the production is a delight from start to finish" - Theatremania "Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey and kind of invigorating and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." - The New York Times
The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. This hilarious and heartwarming play is based on the true story of the woman known as “the first lady of the sliding scale.” As she warbled and howled her way through the evening, the audience who fell out of their seats with laughter. But the delusional and joyously happy Foster Jenkins paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was.
"Delightful and blissfully funny." - Daily Telegraph "Hilarious and touching." - Daily Mail "A glittering comedy with a heart...lunatically funny" - Sunday Times "Comically sublime" - The Guardian