|photo by Kat Moreno|
Directed by Michael Hagins, the general course of Hagins’ vision was one of realism. And with the stories being so outrageous, it just did not come across as funny. Or weird. Just forced. And perhaps that burden could easily have been placed on the acting company. The cast is certainly filled with capable performers but there was just a disconnect between material and style. The only glimpse of a happy marriage was Marissa Parness’ Gypsy character. You could see her being a recurring on Saturday Night Live. As the narrator, Mark Levy brings a unique style of storytelling to the stage. It’s a bit abrasive, but that’s what this piece called for. And he should know since he wrote it.
All Is Fine In Sunny Florida is like opening up a “Weird Florida” book and not being sure if anything could actually be that true. Levy has the ingredients for something weird but this production did not show it.