|Clarie (Jean Buccola) shares a moment with Millet (Josheph Ngo) in the Theatre department's presentation of “Fuddy Meers.”|
|“Fuddy Meers” is a farce that centers around a housewife, desperate to piece her life together after having her memory erased nightly.|
The Theatre department will perform “Fuddy Meers” — the off-Broadway hit that received rave reviews among such publications as Daily Variety and New York Magazine — from May 13-22 at the University Theatre.
The outrageous comedy was penned by award-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. The farce centers around a housewife, desperate to piece her life together after having her memory erased nightly. Every morning she awakens to her loony husband Richard and her 17-year-old druggie eighth grade son Kenny. That all changes one day when she is approached by Limping Man, her lisping ski-masked kidnapper. Among the outlandish characters she faces are Millet, an ex-janitor with a penchant for his foul-mouthed sock puppet, and suspicious cop Heidi.
“'Fuddy Meers' is an extraordinary play … an extremely funny comedy about a dysfunctional family, yet on a much deeper level it is a deft examination of domestic abuse, the importance of memory and the re-integration of self in a fractured society. I wanted to direct this play because of the challenge of balancing farce, genuine purity of emotion, along with the cruelty we are all capable of, all the while never sacrificing one for the others,” says director Bernardo Solano, a Theatre professor and award-winning playwright.
Tickets are $10-15. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.