Written by Thomas J. Misuraca. Directed by Candi Milo.
A comedy about suicide I hear you wonder. Well, yes, this is technically about a suicide attempt, but there’s far more to it than just another diatribe on blame and selfishness.
It’s actually more about life than death and how very, very complicated we can make it and how unnecessary and pointless that always turns out to be.
This play is packed with hilarious one-liners and characters that are ridiculous enough to be totally true. The story revolves around Katie, a very successful voice-over actress who yearns for people to know her face as much as they know her voices. Feeling stuck and lonely after her husband leaves her for another man, she overdoses. Was it suicide or a cry for help? She isn’t even sure about that. And so her story unfolds as she returns from the hospital to her freshly cleaned house and her mother and sister waiting for her…fully prepared to ‘fix her.’
And what a mother she is. A total narcissist, passive aggressive, dismissive and demeaning. Her sister is also a total mess and so you can imagine how Katie became depressed. Add to this, her ex-husband and his lusty Latin lover showing up for a visit and her truly adorable nurse trying to keep them all at bay and you have a perfectly delightful and quite brilliantly performed comedy.
These actors are all so perfectly cast. Their characters fight and love and passively drive each other crazy and the effect is pretty much all our family dynamics on steroids. It’s relatable, it’s funny, it’s poignant and heartfelt and deeply moving in sweet moments of breakthrough.
Everyone is absolutely excellent. Each a perfect and fully fleshed mixed up nutball, who still manages to be warmly real. “Suicidal Blonde” is so much fun, a rollicking riot of a show, with a great big heart. It’s only on for this last weekend, so get your tickets fast!!
Starring Kimmy Robertson (TWIN PEAKS), Melissa Denton(Ave. 43), Susanne Blakeslee, Andrew Hawtrey(It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Carlos Alazraqui(Reno 911), & Pam Trotter( Life in Pieces)