One-note-song time again (Larry harping on Seattle Children's Theater).
Last night, Valorie and I went to see the opening night of "As You Like It" by Shakespeare (adopted by Don Flemming), and "Scapina" by Moliere (adopted by Todd Jefferson Moore).
I haven't laughed that hard since I saw "The Producers" on Broadway.
These shows were SO funny.
As You Like It had huge amounts of physical comedy, and was wonderfully acted. The actors in the show had almost perfect timing, they really nailed the show. There's a wrestling match that's straight out of the WWE in the middle of it, that had the audience roaring.
Scapina, in particular was an eye opener. You see, it was produced as a joint production of SCT and SCT's Deaf Youth Drama Program. As such, about half the cast was hearing, the other half was either deaf or hearing impaired. It was simultaneously signed and spoken - while the deaf cast members were signing, other cast members would speak their lines.
This play was a total hoot - lots of physical comedy and (quite literally) Keystone Kops style hijinks, Valorie and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
Some things I didn't realize...
I know it's late (the shows only run for tonight and tomorrow night), but if you're in the Seattle area, you absolutely should go and see these shows - just show up at the SCT box office at either 6:45 or 8:00 and you should be able to get tickets.
Edit: Added credit to As You Like It, they got short shrift in the original.
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