Theatre Review: "Lune, Pronounced Loony"

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(Sacramento, CA)
Sunday, September 24, 2006

Playwright Kira Obolensky has been featured at the B Street Theatre before -- you may recall her flirtation with Salvador Dali in an earlier comedy, “Lobster Alice."

Well, Obolensky’s written a new play, titled “Lune, Pronounced Loony.” The scene is a bizarre office, where time fades and loops, run by a jerk named Bosco. Cartoon fans will immediately latch onto his resemblance to Elmer Fudd.

(excerpt from play)

What is the Dreamophone, what does it do, and is it really important? Heck, I saw the show, and I still don’t know, or care, really. This comedy is intended, I believe, to be funny in an off-center way, perplexing, yet intriguing. But what unfolds on stage is a static situation that’s cartoonish and evasive. The problem isn’t that things don’t make sense – they aren’t supposed to. The problem is the show becomes tedious. And that’s not a good thing. This self-consciously odd comedy runs 80 minutes, but to me, it felt like hours.

"Lune, Pronounced Loony" continues at the B Street Theatre through November 5th.