'Fuddy Meers' opening at LB Playhouse

LONG BEACH - "Fuddy Meers," an off-Broadway smash-hit comedy that launched the career of playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, will be presented on the Long Beach Playhouse mainstage Oct. 27 through Nov. Nov. 24."Fuddy Meers" begins with Claire waking up in the morning and being greeted by her husband, Richard, who explains that she has a form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory every night when she goes to sleep. Claire takes the news rather cheerfully but unlike other mornings, has a few serious questions to ask. Things really start to go awry when a furtive limping, lisping, half-deaf man in a ski mask kidnaps Claire, and her husband will stop at nothing to get her back. Other characters include Kenny, Claire's overgrown eight grade son who has issues of his own; Claire's mother, Gertie, who speaks in "stroke talk"; Millet, an ex-convict with a foul mouthed puppet; and Heidi, a very intense woman who may or may not be a cop. Tickets to see "Fuddy Meers" are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and $14 for students.

********** Published: October 18, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 27