Galapagos: The Directors Cut
2 Candy Bars and a $5 Dollar Bill
Green Venue, Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival
I liked this tour so much last year I decided to take it again. Signore Basso Voche (Michael Marzella), operator of this no frill, no floatation device tour of the Galapagos Islands, stands off stage narrating in a deep, resonant voice that sets off seismometers around the area. As he details the life and mating habits of Frigate Birds, Blue Footed Boobies and Sea Lion Pups, his crew of Cephus (Joe Wesson), Corto (Tony Lopez) and Alto (Eddie Wilder) mime the animal’s mating, eating and reproduction habits. It’s not as explicit as the Discovery Channel, but each segment is a physical comedy gem. This year’s Director’s Cut adds a look at the Undersea Kingdom, a completely worthwhile extension to the tour and worth the extra fee. The costumes are violently clever and made from common, recyclable materials. It’s an earth friendly show, and no actors are injured in its production.
This show is presented as part of the 17th Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival. Information on times, tickets, and venue location my be found at http://OrlandoFringe.org/