This hit from the Ridiculous Theatre Co. consists of two one act plays: Awful People Are Coming Over So We Must Be Pretending to Be Hard at Work and Hope That They Will Go Away and Only a Countess May Dance When She's Crazy. Both are tour de forces for comic performers. In the first, a Roosevelt Democrat sits under a tree watching fireflies and bewailing the mists of old age. Next, the same actor plays a countess who has lost everything but her money, her dignity and her looks. She sings while waiting for an epiphany of the soul.
"Brilliant." - N.Y. Post
"Quirkily ... reflects the main currents of American life as if in a funhouse mirror." - Village Voice