Sunday, March 29, 2009
Insert Postal Pun Here
"Mauritius," at the Pasadena Playhouse, is one of the most enjoyable plays I've seen in a long time.
It's a suspenseful thriller based on, believe it or not, stamp collecting. I think part of the fun is the emotions runs so high over something as banal as stamp collecting.
The actors are all first rate, especially the actor who plays a very intense international arms dealers who nearly pops out of his skin at the prospect of acquiring a one and two penny "Post Office" stamp from Mauritius -- an island nation off the coast of Africa.