Just got back from seeing this play with my sister at San Diego State’s Don Powell theatre. After having gone to SDSU’s film festival in September and seeing what little importance most of the films put on good acting, I was worried that the theatre actors would fail to impress.
I was pleasantly surprised.
There are far too many things to discuss about the play- the well-planned set design or the acting of the entire cast, for example, were both divine.
The synopsis of the play online is a tad confusing, and lacks a good expression of the essence of the play.
Allow me to give it a go:
Benoit Pinglet, a married man of 10 years to Madame Pinglet, sets of on a rendezvous with Marcelle Paillardin- an unhappy housewife who recieves no attention from her husband Henri. The two decide to go to The Paradise Hotel, a typical shabby hotel where surely no one will notice them. Of course they don’t know that Henri, an architect, is to go to the Paradise Hotel that same night to inspect the hotel. But more comedic choas is needed, so the Pinglet’s maid brings Henri’s bookworm nephew
“Chaos ensues when Henri’s bookish nephew Maxime, Pinglet’s maid Victoire, his friend Mathieu with his four daughters in tow and ghosts in the drainpipes all turn up at the same hotel on the same night. Pinglet and Marcelle must scramble to cover their tracks and the fun begins. This mad bedroom frolic becomes delightfully ridiculous in this fast-paced comedy.”
Okay that was way to hard so I stopped.
It was great, give it a chance!