Brendan Farley plays Cliff Winton in his LPT onstage debut and poses here with our daughters.
My family and I had the pleasure of attending the press opening of “See How They Run” at Lamb’s Players Theatre this past weekend. We loved everything about the experience!
This was our first visit to the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado so we had no idea what to expect. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful from the folks at the will call window to those handing out programs and directing us to our seats. The theatre is wonderfully intimate. I can’t imagine there’s a bad seat in the house. It was easy to feel connected to the actors in such a cozy atmosphere. The comfortably air conditioned temperature was certainly an added bonus.
Our girls were hesitant to show enthusiasm about being forced to attend “a play”. From the moment Ron Choularton, playing Sergeant Towers, entered the venue at the beginning, it was clear this would be an enjoyable, fun and light hearted production. When, during the intermission, I asked our nine year old what she thought, she commented, “It’s funny! These actors are great.” I believe we all agreed.
Set in Britain during World War II, you can expect mistaken identities, surprising visitors, and absolute mayhem. Every one of the cast members did a fantastic job. Myra McWethy, portraying the nosy and presumptuous Ms. Skillon seemed to be one of the crowd favorites. She was hilarious. LPT’s Associate Artistic Director Kerry Meads shined as Ida. The folks sitting next to us, Lilly and Butler, explained that they enjoyed the blending of the two cultures, British and American and also especially liked Ida. We did too!
Brendan Farley, as Cliff Winton, did a great job. This was Brendan’s onstage debut at LPT and you’d never know it. He was a natural and helped make this production complete. I could go on and on about each cast member. This production is so good because of the chemistry between the performers.
We laughed and smiled and had a great time.
“See How They Run” has a two hour running time with a fifteen minute intermission. It didn’t seem that long, even to our nine year old because it is so entertaining. It is deemed appropriate for ages five and up, though the website does warn of a scene where one of the characters is drunk and suggests parents may want to discuss this with their children. You can enjoy this production through September 23, 2012.
Visit the LPT website for more information or to buy tickets.
You will delight in the talent of Lamb's 2012 Acting Company members Kerry Meads, Jim Chovick, Cynthia Gerber, Jason Heil and Myra McWethy, with Lamb's Associate Artists Ron Choularton, Jeffrey Jones and Paul Maley, and, making his Lamb’s debut, Brendan Farley.
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