"Lettice and Lovage" at Lakewood Theatre Company

March 12 - April 18, 2010 - Willamette Week review

"Lettice and Lovage at Lakewood Theatre: Posted by Willamette Week Mar. 24, 2010



WW Pick
Lettice and Lovage
You won’t see it coming, and we won’t give it away. But the unbelievable turn of events this innocently marketed play takes—and the slow, teasing way it pulls you along—makes for one of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences you can find in the Portland area right now. Lorraine Bahr, desperately perched two steps above her transfixed audience of dopey-looking tourists as the eccentric Lettice Douffet, spouting wild historical fibs—such as the delights of the unknown English delicacy of hedgehogs—is not only hilarious, but eye-opening. Director Diane Englert’s revival of Peter Shaffer’s 1990 Tony-nominated comedy will pull you into an imaginative world where the bland folks we wouldn’t think twice about reveal their true, bizarre colors. You’ll laugh all the way through.

Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S State St., Lake Oswego., 635-3901.
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 pm Sundays except for April 4 and 18, 2 pm March 21, April 11 and 18.

-- Natalie Baker, Willamette Week