Jeff Smith 12:01 p.m., March 29
Cygnet Theatre reprises one of its most popular shows. Air traffic controllers, at least, have each other. Not Sam Pelikowski. He must make all the reservations for a posh New York restaurant. Sam is an aspiring actor lacking a "strong sense of personal entitlement" - just what every irate caller has! When he first performed this one-person show, David McBean earned a Craig Noel Award for excellence. He plays Sam and everyone else, maybe 40 people - the equivalent of memorizing a phone book and making each voice so distinctive you remember it the next time you hear it. McBean, who changes characters as fast as you can say "hold, please," is terrific. Anyone who has ever been an actor or waited tables or taken reservations (a friend of mine who books for a local hotel refers to the public, off the record, as "the beast") will empathize with Fully Committed. And, given McBean's special performance, so should everyone else [note: due to popular demand, Cygnet Theatre has extended the run of this show].
When: Ongoing until Sunday, September 20, 2009
- Sundays, 2pm
- Thursdays, 7:30pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 8pm