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Faction of Fools Theatre Company Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella

By • Jul 15th, 2012 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
3rd Annual “Fool for All”: Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella
Faction of Fools Theatre Company
Studio Theatre – Milton Theatre (1501 14th St NW DC)
Through July 28th
70 minutes
Reviewed July 14th, 2012

Quel mondo hilarious!! Faction of Fools has figured out that there is no love without cheese, cut or otherwise and presents a series of comic scenes where the comic love is as tasty as the cheeses it references.

The Fools perform in the Commedia dell’Arte tradition of masks, quirky movement, physical comedy and stock characters. The company was this past year’s Helen Hayes Award recipient for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.

We saw four of seven possible scenes presented for our delectation on this evening and not a one disappointed. The scenes included deaf actors working in American Sign Language and ASL interpreters for the deaf members of the audience. The show culminates with a wedding. I’m not saying any more; go see this show.

Each and every actor is sublime in movement, characterization and delivery. The company has cleverly created seven scenes, only four of which are presented so that the show must be seen several times to catch all of the scenes. I’m hooked and I’m going back for more. I suggest everyone do the same.

Cast

  • Antonio: Charlie Ainsworth
  • Colombina: Allison S. Galen
  • Signora Provolone: Vanessa Hope
  • Rianna: Cristen Kennedy
  • Signora Gratiana: Amy Thompson
  • Smeraldina: Anna K. Treichler
  • Capitano: John Bellomo
  • Ella: Chantal Martineau
  • Flavio: Danny CAckley
  • Luvio: James McGowan
  • Capitano: Charlie Ainsworth
  • Lilia: Sabahat Chaudhary
  • Reynalda: Julie Garner
  • Zanni: Theodore Snead
  • La Ruffiana: Deidra LaWan Starnes
  • Smeraldina: Eva Wilhelm
  • Gianni: Steve Attix
  • Leandro: Steve N. Bradford:
  • Lucianna: Gwen Grastorf
  • Pantalone: Matthew Paul
  • Dottore: Paul Reisman
  • Gianna: Lindsey D. Snyder

Directors

  • Paul Reisman
  • Tyler Herman
  • Lindsey D. Snyder
  • Toby Mulford

Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided one complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.

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