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January 7, 2014

ON LOCATION - GANTS AMAZING FEATS




AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS 

This is strange. I mean really, really strange. Is it a scary, freaky show that is on the road. However, the play has many good things about it. The best part of Gants Comedy is a mixture of much melodrama. You must really delve into the darkness of the night to appreciate this stage play. Some people in the audience did get the humor. Even I broke a smile know and then. 

There is the kind of Ring Master who sneaks around the room. He gets to play some extraordinary tricks along the way. One minute the cast is in front of us -- then someone pops up in the back of the Theatre. Yes, I would say that he is very lonely. 

The clowns are interesting, and the characters have free rein from comedy to gentle and then go from love unusual outrageous toys to a creepy bear. This kind of physical comedy brings out wildly funny performances to many.  

Not quite The Phantom of the Opera - but close. We do get to see a lot. There is some wonderful musical moments that I totally enjoyed. The Actors were fabulous. They worked really hard to bring out the show glitz. But maybe lost love and loneliness may not be as wildly funny as I had hoped. The ending kind of losses the power, but there still is much whimsy to enjoy. Near the end of the show -- I began to fall off the Radar.  

HERE ARE THE PERFECT STARS: Ryan Drummond* - Brian Herndon* - Patrick Kelly Jones* and Sarah Moser. (They all play various roles).  

THE SET DESIGN IS BY THE AMAZING NINA BALL** 

Shotgun Players presented Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness

(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he also produced and had a long running Arts Segment on PBS - KQED - 7 years)))





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