KARENS: A Comedy of Very Bad Manners
Wright State University
Directed by Bruce Cromer
Moliere’s comedy was social satire, with some comic stereotypes borrowed from Commedia del Arte; this hour-long look at the lunacies of our past year is in that vein, complete with iambic-pentameter-couplets and quarantines. Written as a contemporary verse drama, and riddled with up-to-the-minute references to politics, social media, gender identity, COVID and every other early-2021 crisis, KARENS brings Moliere’s biting satire and nimble linguistic wit to life for a new age. Free, donations welcome.
- Available Fri-Sun, Feb. 26-28