Wednesday, September 27, 2006
"Over the Tavern" by Tom Dudzik
Last night was the opening night of the new season at the city's theater. MMG and I excitedly began our adventures to the Stage Company to see "Over the Tavern." The show was absolutely hysterical and probably the best one I've seen performed there. The cast was phenomenal. Each character naturally interacted and played on the others as if they really were the Catholic Polish family about which the play was. Set in New York in the 1950s, the family explores the idea of what it means to be Catholic through their third child, Rudolph, who was played by an astoundingly talented young man. The story was excellent, the characters were amazing and despite being a preview night, the show was lovely. The eclectic group of family members realistically portrayed what it is like to belong to the stereo typical Catholic family and the Nun in the play reminded me of a character from "Sister Act." It was a hearty show with a very real and touching point. I highly recommend it to everyone. You will not be disappointed by the story, characters or the antics. It's just too funny to miss.