Wednesday, November 22, 2006

*Fuddy Meers* at U of Idaho, Nov. 30-Dec. 9

David Lindsay-Abaire's bizarre 1999 comedy at the Kiva Theater on the UI campus in Moscow, Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and Dec. 6-9

*Fuddy Meers* tells the story of Claire – an average woman who just happens to have a rare memory disorder. The play starts off as just another normal day for Claire. She wakes up and her husband Richard greets her with a cup of coffee, and patiently explains that she suffers from a form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory every night when she goes to sleep. He explains her condition, and hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and then leaves to take a shower.
Things start to get crazy when a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, and is there to save her. She is quickly hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish.
Claire’s journey gets even more complicated when an ex-convict with a potty-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window. Her husband, who is determined to find Claire, shows up with their continuously stoned son and a claustrophobic lady that they’ve kidnapped.

directed by Grechen Wingerter
Tickets: $10; $8, seniors; $5, students
Call (208) 885-7212


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