Written By: Nora Guerrero
There’s a certain type of vibe that fills the atmosphere when you’re sitting in a theatre, waiting for the play to begin. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is one to watch. The anticipation of the lights dimming, and the music beginning, is all very exciting. After a long week of classes, decompressing at a play Thursday night was not how I imagined my night to go, but I am so glad it did.
Immediately, the crowd and myself were met with the orchestra, and all the actors. The lights, sounds, and stage were suddenly alive. The most interesting part of the entire play was how the actors interacted with the audience: throwing a towel, or saying “thank you for coming” directly to someone, or asking the audience “why are you still here?!”. I could not be more entertained by the talent everyone had.
Lisa Gaye Dixon did an absolute amazing job at guiding the flow of the play. Beginning the show with the funny interaction between herself and the light crew, I think the audience knew what they were in for. My favorite fashion piece was the Captain’s obnoxiously large and sparkly helmet.
The Protean characters, the set of 5 characters who played many parts, did a fantastic job at being dynamic. Charlee Amacher was one of the funniest characters with her funny quirks, and short witty lines. Another notable character was Hysterium, played by Kevin Woodrow. Hysterium truly played to his name, and I enjoyed his personality and charisma.
Overall, the entire cast and crew did a fabulous job at entertaining and interacting with the crowd. It was the best way to relax on a Thursday night after a long week of final projects and other things that college students have to deal with. Switching it up and attending a play was the way to go.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is playing October 25-27th at 7:30 P.M and October 28th at 3 P.M. You don’t want to miss it!