Jeff Smith 11:59 p.m., Feb. 8
Lettice and Lovage
Lettice Douffet never met a fact she couldn't embellish. In Peter Shaffer's comedy, the enemy is the "mere," the mundane, the everyday. Lettice can't exist in such a dreary world. Nor, it turns out, can Lotte Schoen, a cold fish, heretofore, who bonds with Lettice. They don't attempt to beautify England so much as rid it of its most extreme eyesores. Scripps Ranch's production, ably directed by Kathy Brombacher, with a nifty, inside-out set by N. Dixon Fish (now you see a grand staircase, now you see Lettice's museum of a living room), gets the comedy nicely thanks to the efforts of Jill Drexler (Lettice), Dana Hooley (Lotte), and Tom Stephenson (a gullible lawyer).
Worth a try.
- Cost: $25 - $28 | Buy tickets
When: Ongoing until Sunday, October 6, 2013
- Sundays, 2pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 8pm