It’s a trip into the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing world, mostly a spoof but with underlying heart, as a schoolteacher sister (Katy Kettles) quests to know her deceased sister Tilly (Storm Boyer) through the D&D “map”(?) notebook she left behind. I’m sure those who were into the game would enjoy it especially, but even we pre-D&D era geriatrics could laugh at the stylized, wise-cracking characters. Tobin Bates was particularly adorable as the “Dungeon Master” leading previously “average” Agnes (Katy Kettles) on her quest.
I echo “guest reviewer” Tom Klunzinger’s assessment that the show offers "a rare opportunity to wallow in the guilty pleasures of faux swordfights and off-color one-liners which benefit mightily from the excellent comic timing of its energetic cast.” (To read that March 19 review, go to greaterlansingtheatre.net, pull down “about the glut” menu and choose “email list” to find the March 19 review.)
In a heartfelt director’s note, Jeff Croff draws parallels of this role-playing game to the role-playing we do on stage and the collaborative fantasies and unique worlds we share through theatre.
Robin Theatre 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910
Make reservations at this link: Sunday March 27th at 7 p.m.