Directed by Gloria Gifford, the Jamaica Moon Productions and The GGC production at the TU Studios in North Hollywood present this colorful production of a prostitute and a writer. She is, of course, a ‘model/actress’ and he is, of course, the more nerdy and intellectual type. Put these two together in a room, force them to interact, and you have a unique recipe for comedy, frustration and romance.
This production is made more interesting because of Doris, played fancifully by Jade Warner. Jade loves to swing around on stage with a rather whimsical style and in turn gives the audience some very funny moments. She is sharp and broad in her character and yet she plays the innocence and ignorance very well. Jade is a wonderful contrast to the man she is now pushing herself on in his very small apartment.
Playing Felix is Bill Stevenson who gives an interesting take on a very familiar personality type. Bill is loud and crazy with frustration and often so excited he doesn’t realize he’s actually falling for his new roommate. Bill makes the sentimentality seem real as Jade responds to her rejection and eventual take-over of his apartment.
I liked the energy and feeling of confusion between the two of them while they gently grow on each other – literally. The set and lighting are simple yet effective by Jeffrey Casciano and Roberto Schein respectively. It’s an interesting evening of Cat and Mouse….something you might relate too! Check them out at http://nohoartsdistrict.com/index.php/theatre-guide/theatres-in-north-hollywood/theatre-unlimited-tu-studios/the-owl-a-the-pussycat.
Photo Credit: Mathew Caine