Monday, October 10, 2011

Carriage House Theatre presents "Fuddy Meers"

"Fuddy Meers" opens on Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Carriage House Theatre, 419 Delphi Ave., Sheridan.

Encore performances: November 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays - 7:30 p.m. (house opens at 7 p.m.). Sunday Matinees - 2 p.m. (house opens at 1:30 p.m.).

Directed by Gene Davis and featuring Dimitra Dugal, Ryan Legler, Joe Surwald, Carri Carey, Micah Wyatt, Deborah Saurage, and Stephanie Poppe.

“Fuddy Meers” is an R-rated Farce with a zany plot line featuring the lead female Claire who has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of information and then goes to shower.

A limping, lisping half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask pops out from under her bed and claims to be her half brother, there to save her. Claire’s info book is quickly discarded and she’s hustled off to her mother Gertie’s country house, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire’s journey gets more complicated when Millet, a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet shows up with a claustrophobic lady cop, Heidi that Richard has kidnapped with the help of Claire’s pot smoking back talking daughter, Kandi

Every twist and turn in this fun-house plot brings Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

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