MORNING'S AT SEVEN at BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL
Other standouts were Jonathan Hogan...and Christianne Tisdale as Myrtle Brown, Homer's unfortunate girlfriend, who is as wacky as anyone in the family, and therefore is the perfect addition to this wild bunch.
Carolan and TIsdale (a Swoosie Kurtz look-alike) are a riot.
And then there is Myrtle (Christianne Tisdale) determined to capture the corpulent (and no great prize) Homer. She looks her 39 years and works mightily to drag necessary words from her reluctant suitor. Her facial contortions are indescribable.
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Tisdale is very funny as Myrtle. Her Myrtle has no endearing qualities, still Tisdale is very funny even when she becomes outrageously assertive.
Homer and Myrtle are introduced as caricatures more suitable for a "Saturday Night Life" skit...but make no mistakes, they become individuals meriting sympathy and affection.
Adding to a play that is touching, funny and filled with affection are Kevin Carolan and Christianne Tisdale as the forever-engaged mIddle-aged couple who are excruciatingly dull human beings, but who still are loved by all.
Tisdale is very, very funny as the completely unsympathetic Myrtle, blaring out her absolutely phony declarations of happiness in stentorian tones for all to hear.
Christianne Tisdale's Myrtle is delightful.
...with an actress as appealing as Tisdale.
These performers give uniformly stellar performances in this gentle comedy that kept Saturday's audience rolling in the aisles.
Matalon has assembled an absolutely first-rate ensemble of actors and actresses who play this material with impeccable style and skill that show off Osborn's characters without judgment, with all their strengths and weaknesses on full display.
with Debra Jo Rupp and Anita Gillette, photo by Kevin Sprague
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