THEATER REVIEW: Made In Heaven
Max (Kevin Thomas Collins) and Benjie (Alex Anfanger) are conjoined twins, waddling, rumbling, jumping (sharing one penis) across the Soho Playhouse stage in this comedy that will pretty much keep you yucking through the entire 90-minutes. Looking for love in all the wrong or right places the play opens on the eve of the brother’s proposal to their girlfriend “Jessica,” played brilliantly by Maia Madison (so brilliantly, despite the other stand-out performances, MM steals the show), but a new secret emerges and just when you think things can’t get any weirder….they do. Into the mix comes Gilbert, played with gusto by the very hunky Matthew Bondy and all hell brakes loose.
It all gets quite sexual (but always funny) as the four engage in their 30-day ‘experiment’ of cohabitation and if there really isn’t much of an arc here, there doesn’t truly need to be for you to enjoy Made In Heaven. Andrew Shaifer’s direction is top-notch (seeing that we have one set to deal with and a lot of tough blocking) and Lex Liang’s scenic design is to be commended. But go to laugh and go for Maia Madison, she is very special.
Made In Heaven is playing at the Soho Playhouse (one of my personal favorite theaters in NYC) now until January 3, 2010 HERE