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By Elizabeth Youngman Westphal
Special to Village News 

Good actors can't save 'Ring Round the Moon'

 

Last updated 10/25/2019 at 10:54am

Diana, played by Rachel VanWormer, vamps Frederic, played by Brian Mackey, in "Ring Round the Moon" at Lamb's Players Theater in Coronado.

Is it any wonder when a play was written in 1947, adapted in 1950 and performed in 2019 that it comes across as stale? Playwright Jean Anouilh wrote "Invitation to the Castle" in 1947, and in 1950 Christopher Fry translated it for the London audience.

Of course, isn't everyone familiar with British humor? The Brits seem to thrive on slamming doors, misdirection and other wide bits of farcical humor. As an audience member, I find it such an exhaustive way to have to watch a play. Quite honestly, the script for "Ring Round the Moon" is exhausting.

While the cast is filled with San Diego's...



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