NY Review: 'An Evening With Kirk Douglas'
at La MaMa ETC as part of the New York International Fringe Festival
Reviewed by Ron Cohen
August 11, 2012
In the second act, God (Noel), Jesus (Austin Rye), and Saint Peter (Brian Faas) await Douglas' arrival in heaven. Peter, an overworked, rather friendless drudge struggling to maintain a cheerful persona, has to give up a rare lunch date to meet Douglas, and after Peter welcomes some other new arrivals Douglas (Noel again, with no particular attempt at a Douglas impression) appears, and he and Peter hit it off as fast friends for another dud of a blackout. However, the writing here scores with some irreverently funny stuff, the kind of humor that seemed shocking ago decades but now is pretty much the norm.
Self-presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival at La MaMa ETC, 74A E. Fourth St., NYC. Aug. 10–22. Remaining performances: Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 1:45 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 20, 3 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 22, 9:45 p.m.; (866) 468-7619 or www.fringenyc.org.
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