By David Daniels
The latest original work by Brenda Withers is a modern treasure. Her latest opus “The Deer and The Antelope” is a timely commentary on law and disorder. This dark comedy is clever, poignant and laugh out loud hilarious.
Running through September 2nd at The Harbor Stage Company, a place she co-founded with her dear friends, is a must see.
With a blend of the meaningful and nonsensical, Brenda Wither’s words flow across Sarah C. Walsh’s lovely layered set and are delivered by a brilliant ensemble cast.
The cast includes Harbor Stage Company (HSC) co-founder and Artistic Director Robert Kropf, fresh from Broadway HSC co-founder Jonathan Fielding, company regular Robin Bloodworth, W.H.A.T. alum Winslow Corbett juggling two roles, Brenda Withers herself and making her HSC debut Emily Nash.
The fantastic writing allows each of these actors to shine but it is the collective’s interplay that land the laughs. Soliloquys by Fielding, Kropf, and Corbett are the necessary punctuation points on this urban journey.
The rapid scene and staging changes leave you wondering what might come next. This task that is expertly realized by Production Stage Manager Katie Gravies.
This 70-minute original flies by and will leave you waiting for more.
Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace a new play and be able to tell others that you were there when this brilliant piece premiered on Cape Cod. It is perhaps the best Brenda Withers HSC original play to date. And that is saying something.