Viciously charming “Diane the Agent” is puppet-masterfully played by Deb Keller, whose power trip does not stop for the speed bumps of love or inconvenient sexual orientation. Blake Bowen is adorably sincere and confused as the Hollywood actor suffering from “a slight recurring case of homosexuality.” Michael Boxleitner shines as the endearing male prostitute who falls in love with him — and happens to have an inconvenient girlfriend, Cassie Little, also excellent as another lost soul caught up in this web. Who loves whom and what do they really want?
The deceptions and self-examinations are beautifully written, including lyrical internal monologues, quick vignettes, and grand explanations by “Diane” (Deb). The lighting and set design (Jeff Miller) work well to keep action flowing seamlessly through three different set areas. The costumes are wonderful (Kris Maier) with Deb in particular sporting a style show of outfits.
Seriously, this IS a “hit” — and has been sold out the first two nights. SO it’s a good idea to reserve in advance, and/or arrive early for the best seats - only 88, I think; they brought in some extra chairs but still had to turn a few people away. This IS “adult language and situations” - they’re recommending no audience under 16.
517-482-5700www.riverwalktheatre.comContinues through March 8 - 8pm Fri/Sat; 2pm Sun$12/$10