Mistaken identity, madcap libidos, bent genders, pratfalls, lewd costumes -- this rendition of Richard Bean's 2011 farce goes at it full force. Some of the Brit humor is lost in translation, but winning performances by Philly comic treasure Sean Close and others make it a good night's entertainment.
Kittson O'Neill and Robert Kaplowitz have created a well-told, well-sung musical based on the Pa. corruption scandal of the earl 2000s. It gets a lot right — letting the middle- and high-school kids who were victimized take center stage.
It's easy to be a scammer: Anyone can do it! That seems to be the theme of this enjoyable musical. It overflows the stage to involve the audience, and, even for those who've seen it before, it's a terrific time.
Loneliness and coming to terms with it are themes permeating this play, given an intimate, intense, often crackling production by Theatre Horizon: the loneliness of the trucker, the loneliness of the lonely hearts ad, and the loneliness that is each person's heritage.