Hissing, booing, laughter and tears are happening at Oakland Park's Rising Action Theatre this weekend. And no, we're not talking about the recent, lingering contretemps over the company's Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and the non-protest by the infamous bay-bashing Westboro Baptist Church.
The theater is playing host to Garet Scott's Roll With the Punches, a New York International Fringe Festival comedy in the style of "women's movies" of the 1950s. (That's Scott as sleek nanny Penelope Raintree, David R. Gordon as philandering neurosurgeon Dr. John Evans.)
The fabulously absurd plot finds Dr. Evans dealing with a wheel-chair bound wife, her twin sister, his trampy daughter, mama's-boy son, the Irish maid and the nanny, who imagines herself the next Mrs. Evans. The New York cast plays it all for laughs because, well, what other choice is there?
Performances are at 8 tonight and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30. Call 1-800-595-4849 or visit the Rising Action web site.