In Broadway Our Way, the Uptown Players Sing it Loud and Proud, Honey

But at the Green Zone, blahblah's title says it all.

There isn't much to hang onto plotwise, either. Out for a walk, a young couple, Joyce (Lori McCarty) and Karl (Abel Flores Jr.), sneak into what they assume to be an empty mansion. Instead they find rooms occupied by a neurotic rock star (Iknur Ozgur, a dead ringer for Gina Gershon), a hyper teenager (Mardi Robinson), a bald baron (Brad Hennigan), a giggling exhibitionist (Raquel Lydia Leal) and a monster (Ben Miró). Joyce and Karl get separated on their through-the-looking-glass adventure and spend close to two hours trying to get out of the house—or whatever alternative reality or psychological weirdness the house symbolizes.

Characters say things like, "Do you want to talk about the philosophy of exhaustion?" and "I'm having a bird moment." There are endless repetitions of banalities such as "We have to talk" and "Everything happens for a reason." The baron, wearing Spider-man underwear, grabs his crotch and says, "The balls speak in mysterious ways."

Actually, everyone here seems to be talking out of his or her ass. It's a prolonged, profane mess.

Amy Stevenson, Natalie King, Denise Lee and Sara Shelby-Martin sing a bluesy "Blackbird" in Uptown Players' Broadway Our Way revue.
Mike Morgan
Amy Stevenson, Natalie King, Denise Lee and Sara Shelby-Martin sing a bluesy "Blackbird" in Uptown Players' Broadway Our Way revue.

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Kalita Humphreys Theater

3636 Turtle Creek
Dallas, TX 75219

Category: Theaters

Region: Uptown & Oak Lawn

The Green Zone

161 Riveredge Drive
Dallas, TX 75207

Category: Theaters

Region: Downtown & Deep Ellum

Details

Broadway Our Way continues through May 15 at Kalita Humphreys Theater. Call 214-219-2718. Blahblah continues through May 28 at the Green Zone. Ticket info only at www.deadwhitezombies.com.

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If Riccio was going for something akin to a mash-up of Alice in Wonderland and Sartre's No Exit, he's only succeeded in making the audience feel trapped and confused. As the actors shriek on and on about shaved pussies, talking scrotums and vibrating testicles, you'll begin to obsess about another organ—the eardrum—and how to puncture it. Look under the seats for a pencil stub, hairpin or rusty nail. Really, anything pointy will do.

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M Streeter
M Streeter

That would be Coach Bieste from "Glee." Not Coach Beast.

 
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