Want a little less egg nog and a little more whiskey, neat, in your holiday season? Las Vegas Little Theatre’s production of Absurd Person Singular brings the dark comedy to life just in time for the holidays and earned a Valley Recommendation.
“The holidays are a stressful, fraught time,” said Jacob Coakley, executive director of the Valley Theatre Awards. “Absurd Person Singular doesn’t shy away from that fact, even as it makes you laugh. I’m happy it’s Valley Recommended.”
In Absurd Person Singular, by Alan Ayckbourn, the audience meets three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years. The "lower class" but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbor. Next there are the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat. Then the bank manager and his wife are in their large, slightly modernized, old Victorian style kitchen. Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence and the decline of the others. In the final stages the little man is well and truly on top, with the others, literally and unnervingly, dancing to his tune.