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Three Times a Lady Warehouse Beyond – 1017 7th Street, NW
Remaining Performances: Friday, July 18 @ 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 23 @ 9:00 PM Saturday, July 26 @ 9:00 PM Sunday, July 27 @ 1:00 PM
They say: “Award-winning comedy: She has multiple personalities; he loves all of them! He doesn’t want her cured. He likes having three wives while still being monogamous. Now she wants a divorce because she thinks he’s cheating. But he’s only cheating on her with her. Their marriage counselor is confused.”
Mike’s take: It’s the age-old story of the stereotypes that men search for in a woman, and, in this performance, each stereotype gets its own personality: Rebecca (Becky) is the whore, Leah is the madonna (sweet, southern belle who caters to her man’s every wish), and Rachel is the dominating businesswoman. Once you meet all three personalities, however, the ending of the play becomes all too apparent.
Daniel Lavanga, as Jake (the husband), tries a bit too hard in attempting to convince the audience that he is desperate to save his marriage, falling short in conveying the emotion that you would think a man about to lose the “perfect woman” would project. His delivery seems a bit forced, and the only time he seems comfortable is when he’s interacting with Becky, the over-sexed and fun-loving wife #2. Stephanie Roswell, as the three Mrs. Crenshaws, does a good job performing the roles of very different personalities and adds delightful quirks peculiar to each wife. However, the star of the show is Gale Nemee, as marriage counselor Dr. Greenway. Her new-age personality, her ability to interact seamlessly with all the characters, and her observant and witty asides keeps the performance moving alongjust as a good counselor should during a therapy session.
See it if: You’re in therapy and don’t like your therapist.
Skip it if: You put too much stock in the show descriptions in the Fringe program or on the website.