Dynamic duo

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 21, 2010

As funny as the poker patter is with a quartet of Trinity regulars, things really get uproarious when the batty British Pigeon sisters, upstairs neighbors, show up for a date, giddy and cooing. Phyllis Kay as Gwendolyn and Nance Williamson as Cecily are hands-down hilarious. Williamson in particular — she comes up with an outrageous, slack-jawed laugh that shouldn’t work, it’s so exaggerated, but does through sheer, over-the-top assault.

And when Felix has reduced them to commiserating, wailing tears with his talk of divorce, and Oscar enters with a tray of cocktails and an “Is everybody happy?,” it’s priceless. My personal laff-meter high point was when Sullivan, as Oscar tries to flip out Felix, one-ups his stomping on the sofa while chomping potato chips by wiping his mouth with a throw pillow.

The Odd Couple, what a team. Oscar and Felix are doing their best to last for as long as domestic squabbling itself does.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Theater , Entertainment, Entertainment, Trinity Repertory Company,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   MURDEROUS FUN  |  October 01, 2014
    We theater lovers must really be sick puppies.
  •   REASONS TO BELIEVE (OR NOT)  |  September 24, 2014
    To non-believers, the evangelical movement can look like a loud, friendly party whose invitation we’ve politely declined, but whose windows sooner or later we can’t help peeking into.
  •   MYTHS AND DREAMS  |  September 24, 2014
    This play stringings together bedtime stories and fevered hallucinations.
  •   GENDER BENDERS  |  September 17, 2014
    Gender confusion has probably been around for as long as gender conflicts.
  •   SIMONE'S  |  September 17, 2014
    In the Rhode Island tradition of giving directions like “it’s where the coffee milk factory used to be,” Simone’s is located where Not Your Average Bar & Grille and the ice cream shop Supreme Dairy used to be.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ