Remember the old Spy Vs. Spy cartoon in Mad Magazine? If those wacky, doublecrossing figures came to life, the result might be something like “The Fabulous Problemas,” a funny look at three scoundrels who are in search of love and money – and not necessarily in that order.
The trio, two men and a woman, eschew dialogue in favor of crystal-clear body language to convey their storyline as they clown around. Despite a romantic triangle – both guys dig the shady lady – they team to plan a giant bank heist.
It all plays out against a fabulous musical score of jazz and café music, like the Pink Panther is lurking in the background. (A very funny sound cue involves the sleep-inducing music of 1980s Phil Collins.)
This is stylish silliness as our silent Bonnie and Clyde … and Clyde dance around each other (figuratively and literally). The fact that the audience is firmly on their side to succeed in their thievery just shows the appeal these most entertaining villains possess.
55 minutes, Pink Venue, $10, Orlando Fringe Festival official site.
- Friday 18 May; at 7:30pm in the Pink
- Saturday 19 May; at 1:00pm in the Pink
- Sunday 20 May; at 4:45pm in the Pink
- Tuesday 22 May; at 5:45pm in the Pink
- Wednesday 23 May; at 5:45pm in the Pink
- Saturday 26 May; at 6:15pm in the Pink
- Sunday 27 May; at 12:00pm in the Pink