Arts & Culture » Performing Arts Review

Moon Over Buffalo

by

comment

Glitterati Productions presents Ken Ludwig's forgettable backstage comedy, notable only for being the vehicle that brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway in 1995. Concerned with a couple of aging hams and their struggling theater troupe, the play relies for most of its humor on tired stereotypes, tedious farce, and jokes way past their dates of expiration: "Grandma, can I get you your hearing aid?" "No, I don't want any lemonade." John Nasca's sepia-toned production has some nice 1950s period detail--the costumes, designed by the director, are especially fine. But the entire enterprise reeks of irrelevance. --Zac Thompson a Through 5/27: Thu-Fri 8 PM, Sat 6 and 9 PM, Sun 2 PM, Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, $30-$35.

Add a comment