In it, very unlike brothers Gabe and Todd (Matt Cadigan and Peter T. Downey) scheme to sell their family home with a view of Lake Tahoe but encounter unanticipated complications with their neighbor and childhood friend Beenie (Ilana Niernberger, in a fantastic performance), who owns the vacant lot immediately in front of the brothers’ home.
…a rarity, especially for a community theater troupe: a brilliant script brilliantly performed…
Todd is a hard-charging and deeply cynical political consultant and lobbyist, while Gabe is a contemplative unemployed slacker. Trustfunder Beenie spends her time flitting from ashram to spa to spiritual retreat and has an extensive repertoire of New Age practices that she unleashes on the brothers, in a not-fully-thought-out attempt to resolve their disputes and to get her own needs met. Roxbury’s script hits all the right notes, with plenty of potshots at a particularly Northern California style of pretension.
Director John Shillington extracts hilarious ensemble work from this talented trio. “Savage Wealth” is a rarity, especially for a community theater troupe: a brilliant script brilliantly performed. The short run—the show closes on September 16—does it a disservice.
|Written by||Bob Duxbury|
|Directed by||John Shillington|
|Producing Company||Main Stage West|
|Production Dates||Thru Sept. 16th. The show also plays on Thursdays at 8PM.|
|Production Address||Main Stage West
104 N Main St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
|Tickets||$15 – $30|
|Reviewer Score||Max in each category is 5/5|
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