Unnecessary Farce at Actor's Playhouse

Show provides non-stop laughter and fun-filled performances


By Ron Levitt


Most of the time one goes to the theatre where the producers promise that you will be inspired and/or you will ”think” about some important issue.  But, the latest offering at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre offers none of that. Instead, it is proud to provide several hours of non-stop laughter and fun-filled performances. And, it delivers! There is no pretense at seriousness.

And, it’s about cops!!!

So, it is appropriately named “Unnecessary  Farce.” It has a terrific cast composed of seven talented  actors to make us laugh throughout the production.

As the name implies, it is a comedic farce. That means there are precision slamming doors, taking off and exchanging  clothes, several people hiding in the same bed, all perfectly timed under the able direction of Director David Arisco, as written by playwright Paul Slade Smith.

Unnecessary Farce takes place in a cheap motel room, where an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door two cops are waiting undercover to videotape the meeting. Mayhem occurs as there is a mix-up in the rooms, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who has hired a hit man, and why the accountant  keeps taking off her clothes. It’s silliness and a farce to the nth degree!

The cast includes  the lovely, award winning Katherine Amadeo, Allan Baker, Jim Ballard. Cliff Burgess, Chris Crawford,  Elizabeth Dimon, and Jessica Brooke Sanford.

 Unnecessary Farce runs through August 9th. Call 305-444-9293 for tickets.