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|April 16, 2021|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The production is the Richard Dresser comedy "Something in the Air." And Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky calls it the wrong show for the wrong theater.
First of all, he notes, the play was never intended for an arena stage, at least it should never have been intended for an arena stage. Then, Sokolsky adds, there is the matter of scene changes, 16 of them. They are handled well, he states, but they definitely slow things down.
Yet, in spite of that, Sokolsky says director Adam Demerath has come up with a remarkably good comedy at the Riverside Community Players theater. What is more, he has recruited an excellent cast.
The performers are Lance Todd Christiansen, Mike Truelock, Mike Ivie, Janet McClellan and Kacey Griffin. And they are involved in a bizarre story that involves a mad scam, a get-rich-quick scheme and further evidence that there is little honor among thieves.
Sokolsky says he would still prefer to see the show in a more conventional setting. "But thanks to Demereth and his performers, this one will do nicely."
Episode Date: May 23, 2008