Playbill On-Line's Goofy Play Titles 2002

News   Playbill On-Line's Goofy Play Titles 2002 Despite the serious tone of the past year (impending war, further economic downturn), certain parts of the theatre continue to wallow in goofiness. There were a few titles that seemed to hint at something more than silliness — Between Iraq and a Hard Place, Ted Kaczynski Killed People With Bombs — but mostly, 2002's wackier theatrical offerings stuck to the big three topics: insanity, bodily fluids and sex.

Despite the serious tone of the past year (impending war, further economic downturn), certain parts of the theatre continue to wallow in goofiness. There were a few titles that seemed to hint at something more than silliness — Between Iraq and a Hard Place, Ted Kaczynski Killed People With Bombs — but mostly, 2002's wackier theatrical offerings stuck to the big three topics: insanity, bodily fluids and sex.

Without further ado, the list:

Don't Make Me Look Too Psychotic (Bannam Place Theatre, San Francisco, January 2002)

The Godfadda Workout - A Parody in Twelve Rounds (American Place Theater, NYC, March 2002)

Ain't Yo Mama Crying on the Pancake Box-Car (In-a-woman Productions at Henry Street Settlement, NYC, February 2002) Between Iraq and a Hard Place (Powerhouse Theatre, Santa Monica, CA, February 2002)

15 Minutes of Fem (Egyptian Arena Theatre, Hollywood, CA, February 2002)

Amputation Nation (Adrienne, Philadelphia, PA, February 2002)

The Set Up, The Stakeout and the Fifty Pound Prosciutto (Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC, March-April 2002)

Mother Clap's Molly House (Aldwych, West End, London, February-March 2002)

Killing Jar Jar, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Wait in Line for Star Wars (Canada's Untimely Ripped at The Common Basis Theatre, NYC, April 2002)

The (Magnificent) Ass Show (The Exit Theatre, San Francisco, CA, March-April 2002)

What The Hell's Your Problem: An Evening With Dr. Bob Nathelson (Paradise Theater Company, NYC, March-April 2002)

I Licked a Slag's Deodorant (Stage 'O2 Festival at Manhattan Theater Source, NYC, April, 2002, then at Los Angeles' Open Fist, Oct.-Nov. 2002)

Boob Jobs and Jesus (Theatre Neo, Los Angeles, CA, April-May 2002)

Katie Pees: All Over You! (Danny's, NYC, May 2002)

Change Beds and Dance (45 Below Bleeker, NYC, May 2002)

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch (Fez, New York, NY. June, 2002. Alison Arngrim, aka Nellie Oleson on "Little House on the Prairie" dished out dirt on TV's frontier family, celebs and kiddy stars.)

SEaMEN - The Sailor Musical (Providencetown and New York's Fez, July 2002)

Funky Punks With Junk in Their Trunks (The Falcon Theatre, Burbank, CA, still running)

Manly Men Doing Manly Things (The Vital Theatre Company, NYC, May-June 2002)

Elvis Orders a Mai-Tai (Greenwich Street Theatre, NYC, June 2002)

Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog (Circle X Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. July 2002)

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret of Making Whoopee (New York International Fringe Festival, NYC, August 2002)

Up Your Rabbit Hole! (New York International Fringe Festival, NYC, August 2002)

A Night of Shitty Theatre (New York International Fringe Festival, NYC, August 2002)

Ted Kaczynski Killed People With Bombs (The Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Oct.-Nov. 2002)

Zanna, Don't! (reading of Musical at AMAS, Off-Bway, NYC, February 2002. Synopsis: "a pop fairy tale where true love is turned magically upside down when Zanna - a young, beautiful and fashionably hip transvestite matchmaker with a few superpowers - changes the world so that two young lovers can be together."

The Canterbury Tales (a new theatrical adaptation of Chaucer's classic tales peformed at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, April, 2002. "Caution: This production contains butt jokes, fart noises, strong language and adult situations. It is not recommended for children under 15.")