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Miracle at Naples

July 11th, 2011 No comments

Farces with Masks rule!

Went and saw The Miracle at Naples on Friday night at convergence, and it was terrific. There were a couple of good ass smackings to make the Commedia dell’arte truly gratifying. There were some other things dealing with asses in the play, but I’ll let you find out about them for yourself.

The cast was terrific all around, but I especially loved Stuart Hoffman (Giancarlo), who really got to ham it up in this one and didn’t hesitate to do so. Robert Hawkes is boisterous and larger than life as Don Bertolino; and, of course, Lucy Bredeson-Smith is always wonderful, especially as a aggressively respectable nursemaid with a mouth like a sailor.

If you like raunchy farces with plenty of butt jokes and other scatological humor (I do), this play’s for you–and the Geoffrey Hoffman got the pace of the play just right, too.

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