B Street Gets An A

I’m ashamed to say that, despite being part of the local theater community and despite living in Sac off-and-on for almost 10 years now, I’ve been remiss in actually SEEING any local theater productions.

That changed last Saturday night when I saw the B Street Theater’s production of The Maintenance Man.  Smart, fast-paced, well-acted, funny, and thoughtful, the two-act play illustrated the dangers of being a relationship fixer and the dangers of confusing maintenance with love.  The website describes the show as:

a smart  British comedy about a man who is in the midst of a divorce, while trying to win the love of a new woman in his life.  He woos these women by the art of building them things.  This comedic love triangle is complicated by Bob’s reminiscent love for his ex-wife, and his desire to move on.

Ironically, our night out was in honor of my friend’s upcoming wedding – but I was assured the play didn’t convince her to head for the hills.

I don’t believe any of the 3 actors in the play hails from England and at times their accents wavered a bit (between regions in one case) (and of course, I’ll sound like an idiot of one or all IS British), which was a minor distraction from the language of the play itself.  By the same token, the play is set in England and written by an English playwrite using decidedly English diction and phrasing.  Delivered with an American accent, the language would’ve likely felt artificial and needed to be translate to American or it would’ve proved even MORE distracting.

The play runs through November 8.

4 Comments so far

  1. Chelsea (unregistered) on October 9th, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Sounds like fun, I will have to check it out.

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  3. buyaionkinah (unregistered) on October 25th, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

    Thanks for you share.Sounds like fun, I will have to check it out.

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