The best thing this production has going is its design: scenic by David L Arsenault, with lighting by Travis McHale and costume by Theresa Squire. The scene attempts us right to a volatile living room in the 1960s, unfortunately the execution of the dialogue gets us lost on the way. The dialogue is choppy and it's seemingly ad libbed, as if the actresses are just making it up as they go along. Sometimes, it's just too weird and nonsensical.
Alison Fraser is always a comedic genius, except in this play, we're forced to see her character's darker side and she does a fairly good job with the material at hand. Unfortunately, her talent is not matched by her co-stars. Fortunately, it's always good to see Alison Fraser on a stage.
The playing schedule for A CHARITY CASE is as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Saturday at 2pm and Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $35. For tickets call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visit www.Telecharge.com.
|Photo by photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia