In this absurdist satire, the family is Caucasian, but the actors are all non-white and wearing blond wigs. They hilariously portray this rich, out of touch, east coast family. For example, the actors use a speech device akin to lockjaw which amounted to the elitist pronunciation of foreign words to emphasize intelligence. Yet, the effect displayed rudimentary understanding, and a total lack of self-awareness.
The father, Derrick Donnelly has just passed away and now they are selling the house in the Hamptons. Arguments ensue about who gets which items, especially the motorcycle. Emotions flare up as the sister kisses her brother. She confesses how she always felt about him. His response is “Barf! … Barf! … Barf City!” The audience is roaring with laughter. The show is filled with great moments like this.
The music choices in the production are fantastic. At one point, they sing a song that their maid claimed is an old one from Buenos Aires. “I don’t care too much for money, money can’t be love”. All the family starts singing it together in a very funny moment. “That song is by the Beatles”, exclaims Charlotte, the one non family member in the house. Also, In an emotional scene at the end, they play “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve. It’s such a great comedic choice.
Get tickets now for Two Mile Hollow through November 4th and prepare to laugh your ass off!