By Sir George Villiers
CTL, Park LaBrea Theatre
*Matt K Miller
*Michael James Reed
Player/ King of Brentford/Cardinal
Player/ The Other King of Brentford/Cardinal
Michael R Fife
Player/ Prince Volscious
*Stuart W Howard
Set & Lighting Design
Production Stage Manager
Sir George Villiers ourtageous Restoration satire has been described by Ms. Huffman as The Monty Python of Restoration comedy and it remains one of her favorite productions.
Set inside a Restoration theatre, two gentleman, one from the city and one from the country, are invited to watch a rehearsal of a play by the latest flavor of the month, the self described genius Mr. Bayes. He is the only person who knows what the play is about, certainly the actors in the play have no idea and neither do the spectators, but they all gamely try to embrace Mr. Bayes vision for spectacle. The two men repeatedly interrupt the rehearsal to ask Mr. Bayes why he includes such seemingly nonsensical scenes to which he replies: "Why? Why?!.....Because it is NEW!"
With hilarious songs and music by the incomparable Jonathan Sacks and featuring some of the best of the CTL's classical actors, led by the brilliant Matt K Miller as Mr. Bayes, these veterans pulled down their breeches, put pies on their heads, rode hobby horses, sang, danced and killed each other with complete abandon to bring to life of the silliest satires on theatre ever written.