Preston Taylor is the CEO of Garbage Patch Kids, a non-profit dedicated to cleaning up the giant garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean. His wife, Elizabeth Taylor, is running for governor of Oregon. Because of this, Ronan Farrow is coming at noon to interview him. Preston is freaking out because he is hiding many affairs. Also, he embezzled money from the company to buy his new yacht, The Shady Lady.
This play is a hilarious farce. As it goes along, the situation just keeps getting worse and worse. The audience is on the edge of their seats in suspense waiting to see if he’ll get away with his misdeeds. Kara Poe Atnip and Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend have written one hell of a script.
Jon Yelton is so funny as the bumbling “Little” Preston Taylor trying to weasel out of taking responsibility. Valerie Gerlock (The Real Inspector Hound) is great as the smartest person in the room who is freaking out about going to prison. Melinda “MJ” Deamon (Born Yesterday) is very professional as the snarky coworker. Claire Rutkowski (The Real Inspector Hound) is hilarious as the valley girl administrative assistant with a strong allergy to bananas. Joshua Paul Wright (Born Yesterday) plays the rich son only interested in peace and love to perfection. Laura MacGregor is so funny as the receptionist who has more than a few secrets. Amy Hunt has some of the best lines as the slightly clueless coworker. Lastly, Eamon McInerney nails the role as Mr. Farrow being shocked by what he learns.
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PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Exceptional Value
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