Margarett Perry and
3 O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN
By ISRAELA MARGALIT
Bases on the October 4 through
November 2, 2002 run at Access Theater
Set Design MARUTI
Sound Design KEN
Lighting Design THOM
OPR/ORIGLIO PUBLIC RELATIONS
Director/Production Stage Manager CATHERINE MILLER
JORDAN CHARNEY * JESSE
LOUISA FLANINGAM *
JEREMY WEBB * KIM
Israela Margalit’s new comedy, 3
O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN is a humorous look at contemporary relationships set
against the timeless serenity of the neighborhood coffee house. As a series
of star-crossed and overly-anxious patrons enter the shop, relaying dilemmas
in short order, we realize from the onset that we are in for one kooky ride.
O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN is great fun, due
mainly to the talented cast. Each does his or her best with the subject
matter and script, adding a level of entertainment that might not surface in
less capable hands. They are all familiar folks too, from the stage to
commercials and even the soaps, this is an ensemble of pros.
The writing itself is fast-paced and
often witty. Israela Margalit introduces the premise early and clearly.
There is only one point, in the final third of the play, that the plot goes
a bit murky and out of tone with the rest of the piece. Otherwise, this is a
frenetic jaunt through Java Ville, with a cast of absolute characters. Folks
come into this coffee house to meet, whether the date be planned or in
recognition of a far off anniversary. No one enters without a purpose, and
no one leaves calmly. The actors each get their moments in the spotlight,
and every single one of them makes that time count.
O’CLOCK IN BROOKLYN is just a good old fun
time that is sure to make you laugh. It is worth checking out.
- Kessa De Santis -