REVIEW: At Olney Theatre, steady laughs in 'Fickle,' a new reboot of classic French farce
WASHINGTON POST • MARCH 6, 2017• BY NELSON PRESSLEY
Getting the laugh often means being exact. Take Tonya Beckman, playing a high-fashion man trap named Lisette in the comedy “Fickle” (subtitled “A Fancy French Farce”). When the courtly, sexy Lisette is instructed to seduce the bumpkin Harlequin by being irresistible while not looking like she’s trying, Beckman comes up with a perfectly bizarre little dance move that hysterically follows the instructions to the letter.
WASHINGTON BLADE • MARCH 10, 2017 • BY PATRICK FOLLIARD
“Fickle: A Fancy French Farce” probes what makes couples click. Sometimes it’s as simple as Cheez Whiz or as complicated as cash. In the alliteratively titled, fun new work by Los Angeles-based playwright Meg Miroshnik (now making its world premiere at Olney Theatre Center), a young royal sets his sights on a young woman who’s set to be married to someone else. He’s got the good looks and the toys but will he get the girl?
REVIEW: Fickle: A Fancy French Farce, frothy fun at Olney Theatre Center
DC THEATRE SCENE• MARCH 7, 2017• BY SUSAN GALBRAITH
Hard-hitting, issue-packed, relevant plays are all the rage right now, but if you are weary of such emotional drain, and would just like some old-fashioned fun, look no further than Olney’s cuter-than-a-kitty and naughtier-than-French-lace-undies production of Fickle. A confection updated to just about perfection.
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