Published on May 8th, 2013 | by RLn Staff0
Looking Will Keep You Laughing
By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer
If you are looking for a great time, looking for a little — very little, actually —dating advice, or you’re just looking to see another very funny play by Norm Foster, all you’ve got to do is wander over to Little Fish Theatre and see Looking, a brightly funny and very contemporary comedy that is guaranteed to charm you, right down to the malfunctioning cell phone.
On the new Little Fish stage (actually, the old stage but 8 feet wider now and there is a promise of air conditioning soon) a tennis club and a bar are minimally presented, but don’t worry. It’s the actors that count. Melissa Brandzel as Val, Kimberly Patterson as Nina, David Graham as Andy and Bert Pigg as Matt make Looking a comedy delight. It’s full of little flashes of things you’ll recognize and plenty of situations that may be new to you. Pigg and Graham make a great team. Brandzel and Patterson are just as good, each wanting a little happiness in their otherwise successful lives, but afraid to take a chance.
Looking isn’t anything challenging. There is no evil secret, no undertow of mental illness. It’s just a lovely, lighthearted romp with a happier ending than you might expect. There are plenty of opportunities to see it on various dates.
Tickets are $27, $24 for seniors and $20 for students. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday through May 25.