Archive for February, 2006
Kerri KanelosSunday, February 26th, 2006
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One of the greatest attributes of Trinity Repertory Company is that the creative team isn’t afraid to mix things up a bit. As their brilliant rendition ofHamlet comes to a close, Trinity Rep presents something completed different from traditional Shakespeare-Indoor/Outdoor, a hilarious and touching comedy written by relative newcomer Kenny Finkle. It is important to note that whileIndoor/Outdoor is focused on the life of a very sassy cat, there are, thankfully, no hokey attempts at fake whiskers, tails or litter boxes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Indoor/Outdoor is the clever story of Samantha (Angela Brazil), a housecat struggling between the comforts of home and love versus the excitement of adventure and lust. While waiting in the pound to be adopted by her true love, Samantha finds Shuman (Mauro Hantman)-a stammering and stumbling, but loveable, computer geek. The two immediately hit it off and find comfort in each other.
However, it doesn’t take long for Samantha to question her relationship with Shuman. Like many human vs. human relationships, Samantha notices that her owner doesn’t quite understand her and at times doesn’t seem even remotely interested in trying to figure her out. Plus he has awful morning breath and often leaves the house for hours at a time, without explanation.