February 22, 2012 at 9:34am
Hot off the news of John Munn's promotion from interim managing artistic director to managing artistic director, Lakewood Playhouse has seen fit to announce its 2012-2013 season.
If I recall correctly (and I frequently do), Sherlock's Last Case was the first show I ever saw at Lakewood Playhouse. Don't mistake it for a conventional murder mystery: Last Case is more a parody of Holmes than anything, and is a lot of fun for mystery-lovers and comedy-lovers alike.
I don't think I can say it much better than the press release: "Comedy, love, mistaken identities and mustaches ... who could ask for anything more?" One of more than a few mistaken-gender-identity Shakespeare shows. I shouldn't have to sell this. It's Shakespearian comedy, like it or not.
I managed to miss this show when Lakewood put it on for the 2010 holiday season, but I presume it was well-received and successful, or they wouldn't be returning to it so soon. If nothing else, it'll be nice to have a local theatre doing a Christmas show that is not some version of A Christmas Carol.
Once you're all comedied out, it'll be time for this still-relevant 1930s tale on the unpleasant consequences of false accusations and blind prejudice.
Having produced The Mousetrap recently, Lakewood has decided it's time to tackle London's next-in-line for longest running production with this English ghost story. Those who didn't catch it at Tacoma Little Theatre a couple years ago may also be familiar with the recent film starring Daniel Radcliffe.
Nash's Rainmaker is the first show I clearly remember seeing new Lakewood boss John Munn act in, back at Tacoma Little Theatre. Apparently I've been on the Tacoma theater scene for a while, since all the shows I saw back when I first started seem to be coming around again. The Rainmaker is a funnily dramatic story of hard-luck farmers and a smooth con artist.
Wit, wit, wit and more wit. No, it's not another Aaron Sorkin play, it's Oscar Wilde's best-known farce, wherein most everyone seems to be called Ernest at some point, whether they really are or not, and a fitting close to a mostly comedic season.
Off duty rules.
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