“Sometimes the end of the world isn’t the end of the world.”
After an initial run at Theatre Underground in 2012 and a series of vigorous workshops and revisions, writer-composer and show drummer Zachary Bernstein has emerged with a most sensible, silliest, love-song, singin’ & dancin’ comedic-pseudo-thriller in Disasteroid! that will warm your romantic heart and keep you chuckling long after the (gulp) ‘finale’.
Sarah M. Kruger choreographs large in The Broadwater‘s intimate black box space which simply cannot contain the razor tongue and equally sharp, dancing dynamics of Dagney Kerr (Mr. Burns, a post-electric play) in the roles of Mitzy Stern, Observer and Daisy…as well assisting the romantic, adventuresome antics of desperately bored IRS accountant and amateur astrologer, Arthur Edgley charmingly played by John Bobeck (Skullduggery: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet).
Of course it takes an end-of-the-world-by-asteroid prediction to get Edgley launched on his journey of a lifetime with tax client and raison d’être Mabel Bellcoat (Heather Roberts), the sweet and slightly off-key, philanthropist trapped in a loveless marriage…leaving totally loyal and life-clueless IRS associate Pete Petty and narcissistic husband Richard Bellcoat (both played by Matthew Bohrer) happily in the lurch for a chance at the love of a lifetime – albeit possibly extremely, intensely, short.
What the heck. Grab life by the throat while you still can!
Fun. Delightful. Totally satisfying.
Written by Zachary Bernsteng
Directed by Guy Picot
Produced by David Mayes
Choreography by Sarah M. Kruger
Music quartet: Zachary Bernstein (drums), Gordon Wimpress (Guitar), Eric Radoux (bass)
Cast: Heather Roberts, Dagney Kerr, John Bobek, Matthew Bohrer
Photo (above): Heather Roberts and John Bobek in Disasteroid!
Photos by: Scott Golden