The performers all had some nice moments and I particularly liked Heather Holli Oliver as June the lawyer. Arthur meanders on stage without an entrance, without focus, or an objective.
And as her legal representative June suggests that Arthur is entitled to nothing. I would suggest she venture to Santa Monica Boulevard, the theatre district, and look at what other directors are doing.
Borna Shokat Moghaddam that will never fit on the billboard plays Mango the butler. Richard Salcido as Arthur has his moments. But, being mean with an objective gets you everywhere.
But this is Harvey Fierstein and actors need to rise to the occasions of his words and take creative actions from the words, from actions, and in character choices. Spoken like a true lawyer.
Nick Ikovic-Frick plays Jimmy and not bad at all. Patrick Mac as Uncle Sky seemed to have his act together and knew exactly what he was doing the entire time he was on stage. Marion calls a neighbor and asks if Jimmy can come for a visit.
But Marion wants to do right by Arthur. Even theatre of the absurd makes a point. Now he is being forced to move. And the fact this is a professional venue should not matter in this equation Whitney LaBarge, the director, takes us to new uncharted territories.
But there were a lot of problems on stage this particular night.
I had to turn away at one point when an actress was taking a fork and… never mind. Renee Kelly as Marion has a nice look still a lot more work to be done.
Rebecca Laurel plays Clementine. Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can nights in most places. There are a couple of reasons why I went to this play. She has a lot to learn. Not bad but can go a lot farther.
Actors should really consider the material before they decide to take a part in a production that will compromise their career.On Tidy Endings by Harvey Fierstein “On Tidy Endings” starts with Arthur (Ricardo Salcido) getting his things together in his ’s motif Upper West Side New York apartment and is ready to move out.
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