Just a little over a year after Manhattan Theatre Club debuted the play, Sacramento's B Street Theatre has staged David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy Fuddy Meers. And, as with the MTC mounting, the B Street effort has proved a success. The production, directed by Buck Busfield, has extended one week until March 4. It began performances on Jan. 13 and was to run only until Feb. 25.
In Fuddy Meers, Claire, a wife and mother, wakes up every morning to discover she has forgotten everything she knows, leaving her husband to fill her in details of her identity and situation. A heroine with such a vulnerable Achilles heel can only fall into comic trouble, and Claire does when she's unwittingly kidnapped by a disfigured, limping man, a henchman who talks through a hand puppet, and a female cop.
After bowing at MTC in October 1999, Fuddy Meers transferred to a brief commercial run at the Minetta Lane Theatre.
Tickets are $15.50. The B Street is located at 2711 B Street. For more information, call (916) 443-5300.
—By Robert Simonson