Tuesday, June 26, 2012


     Nick Sugar directs “Love Child,“ currently on view at The Avenue Theater, at a frenetic pace. It’s a head-spinner of a comedic challenge for any two-man cast. Sugar has cast two superb young comedic talents: Stephen J. Burge and Damon Guarrasio. 
     Burge who debuted in 2003 at The Aurora Fox as Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors” has proven himself a comic genius with many fast paced comedies such as “Completely Hollywood” and “Fully Committed.” 
     Guarrasio, who was an absolute stitch as Marcus Lycus in the recent production of “A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Town Hall Arts, is spectacularly funny here as well. 
     These two actors portray twenty-six characters using only 6 chairs. (No. It’s not Ionesco!) The characters are all quirky and hilariously well acted. 

     It’s a little bit like getting on one of those playground merry-go-rounds that once they get going you just have to hold on til somebody stops spinning it. The closest relative this theatrical animal has to the movies is Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge.” You know. The shot begins on one planet and then ends up a nano-second later in someone’s navel on the other planet… and you see and consciously remember everything in between. You may even feel as though you are having a nine-frames-a-second flashback to one of those Keystone Kops flickers. 
     When the show starts just know that you are off to the races from the get go. One glass of wine and these two fabulous young comics will propel you into a truly altered state.

      Not to be missed!

Weekends through July 7.
For tickets call 303-321-5925 or go online at avenuetheater.comMarlowe's Musings

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