During the threat of sounding that is flip wouldn’t do justice to a winningly bonkers comedy that got its female-empowerment themes seriously — “Bad Hombres/Good Wives” may just encourage both a hashtag and a theatrical genre: #MeTuba.
The blurts of a sousaphone serve as both musical accompaniment and sly comic commentary on the deliriously antic action in best latin bride service the San Diego Rep world premiere of Herbert Sigьenza’s Moliиre-goes-modern mashup.
Therefore the man whom plays it as he roves across the stage — the tubaist that is talented Kuicho Rodriguez — becomes something similar to a wordlessly wry Greek chorus (in the event that ancient Greeks had gotten around to developing marching bands).
The Rep resident playwright (and co-founder of the pioneering Chicano troupe Culture Clash) who loves putting classics through a pop-culture Mixmaster it’s the kind of anything-goes gambit that often animates plays by Sigьenza.
However with “Bad Hombres” — built around Moliиre’s “School for Wives,” about a chauvinistic old goat attempting to groom the right, subservient spouse — the playwright has brought their singularly eccentric sensibilities to fresh creative levels. Continue lendo “Review: ‘Bad Hombres/Good Wives’ is an inspired stream of renegade humor at San Diego Rep”