Sciarra seems to be enjoying the situational surrealism as much as Charlie, whether letting Betty believe that a glass on his head at breakfast (don't ask) is part of his native tradition, or doing an old-country chicken dance of joy.
The arc of the play culminates in Charlie's rainbow's-end delight at having come out of his self-constructed shell. "Froggie!" he exclaims toward the end, "I think I'm acquiring a personality!" Sciarra accomplishes this beautifully — and uproariously when he is supposedly telling an animated story in his native language, using a dish towel for the babushka of an old lady and the braids of the young girl. Picture that and you get an idea of the fun to be had in this wonderful production.
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