Sunday, March 12, 2006

Fatboy: 03/11/2006

It was very weird to see John Clancy's Fatboy on the day that Slobodan Milosevic was found dead in his prison cell. In act two, Fatboy is on trial for his own crimes against humanity and he is the embodiment of all the superstars of evil: Hitler, Milosevic, George W. Bush, and in effect you and me as bystanders. You see Fatboy is a new take on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi and it is a truly wonderful extremely tight hour and twenty minutes of raunchy, brilliant theater. John Clancy makes me rethink my rule that authors shouldn’t direct their own work because you couldn’t ask for a better production or cast, with special kudos to Nancy Walsh as Fatboy’s wife Fudgie and the ever hilarious David Calvitto as the Judge. This is really a must-see.

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