Collaboration is key in producing theatre; Florida Theater On Stage talks with the team behind The Promethean Theatre Company, co-founders Margaret Ledford and Deborah Sherman, about their partnership with Nova Southeast University.
"One of the benefits in synergy with Nova is our proximity to... the young emerging artists and that opens our eyes to more possibilities," Ledford
directed a cast that included Sally Bondi, Lauren Butler, Matthew William Chizever, Mark Duncan, Monica Lynne Herrera, and Rachel Lomax.
directs the play like the perpetual-motion machine that it is, but this oft-staged classic isn't as manic or zany as the best farces (think Lend Me a Tenor, Noises Off).
The challenge with farce is timing and, under the direction of Margaret Ledford
, the cast is largely successful with the gags as one girl emerges the instant another is shoved unwillingly out the door.
Director Margaret Ledford tries mightily to keep the play airborne on Kelly Berry's swingin' '60s set.
Promethean and its house director Margaret M. Ledford, best known for thought-provoking dramas and campy summer musicals, enter new territory with an out and out comedy that requires skill and discipline.
As proven by the copious laughter in the hall, they acquit themselves well.
There's a nagging indefinable something missing that would make it a home run.
Maybe it's a tautness, that feeling of an intricate watch spring whirring.
It even sags a few times.
But overall, Ledford
and the cast deliver as entertaining a comedy as we've likely seen this season.