Monday, August 24, 2015
Review: Super Unfunny
As Annie and Everyman, Minadeo and Rotella balanced each other out. Rotella was very reserved while Minadeo was boisterous. In fact, Minadeo had major modulation problems, finding herself yelling her way through the show. The strongest player by far was Erin Archer as The Decafinator. She brought so much energy and excitement. Despite the ridiculous character, Archer had such conviction.
The staging of the play was pretty basic. Utilizing the spinning wall units allowed various locations to be realized. The heroic score added a nice layer to the world of the play. Every superhero needs their opus.
Pickles greatly needs the creators to pick a single role and stick to it. Wearing too many hats at once greatly altered the piece. Strong theater relies on strong collaboration. A strong collaboration may mean another opinion.