The Foxy Merkins
First screened in September 2014
Director: Madeleine Olnek. Cast: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Alex Karpovsky, Sally Sockwell, Charles Rogers, Lee Eaton, Susan Ziegler, Elizabeth Whitney, Deb Margolin, Diane Ciesla, Jennifer Prediger, Dennis Davis, Gian Maria Annovi, Frances Bodomo. Screenplay: Madeleine Olnek, Lisa Haas, and Jackie Monahan. Twitter Capsule:
Jackie Monahan has inspired comic timing and evident improv talents. Hope she goes far. Otherwise? Limp. Tacky. Long.
Improv-heavy lesbian slapstick is a rare bird. Festival audience proved there's an eager audience for it, and there's not a "crossover" bone in its body. So, points for distinctiveness.