Black Comedy

by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Steve Aguirre
Greenspace Center,
815 Market St, Lewisburg

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next-door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe, returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

“[One of] the funniest and most brilliant short plays in the language.” – London Sunday Times
“Laughter mounts steadily.” – The New York Times
“A dazzling comic ballet.” – New York Daily News
“It is still possible to laugh yourself into a hernia watching Black Comedy.” – USA Today
“An orgy of blind slapstick brilliantly sustained.”- Sunday Express

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