To the rescue come a pair of Kansas City’s best theaters, churning out laughter yuge-r than a Trump ego.
Have fun with these happy hits!
OUT OF ORDER, now thru Feb 14 at the New Theatre Restaurant, offers Brit farce king Ray Cooney in fine form — a three door/one window laughfest starring WKRP in Cincinnati‘s Gary Sandy as a philandering Senator who gets caught with more than his pants down. Under the able direction of Joe Fox, who learned his craft from that fine farce facilitator Dennis Hennessy, scantily-clad babes, dead bodies, a badgering bellhop and more skullduggery than a Ted Cruz primary campaign keep things rolling merrily along. New Theatre favorite Craig Benton does a nice job as Sandy’s fixer, who just barley keeps all of Sandy’s balls in the air. Joining the beat-upon Benton are a talented cast of scenery-chewers, notably James Wright as a supercilious hotel manager and Alan Tilson as that fleecing factotum. These folks are pros and the laughter confirms it. Continue reading