Black Comedy

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blackcomedyby Peter Shaffer
Directed by Peter Sullivan

September 18-October 31, 2009

While scheming to impress his fiancee's father and a potential millionaire patron, a young sculptor's career prospects and future love life are plunged into chaotic darkness when a fuse blows in his apartment.

Hilarious hijinks and mishaps ensue in this riotous 1965 English farce filled with fumbling physical comedy and delightful slapstick.

Here's what our critics say:

Recommended!

"Black Comedy works on all levels...This silly farce works due to the fearless physicality of the actors. The entire cast leaves it all on the stage just to make us laugh. This show is fun!" –Tom Williams, ChicagoCritic.com

"Liz Larsen-Silva is a hoot." –Tom Williams, ChicagoCritic.com

"A reliable laugh-generator, thanks to witty dialogue, physical comedy, and slapstick antics. Liz Larsen-Silva, fascinates with faltering, balletically comic movements."- Tom Wittom, Pioneer Local

"It emphasizes two things the theatre does best- farce and physical comedy- and nails the spectacle straight into your funny bone. –Brian Murphy, Evanston Roundtable

 

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