“Abducting Diana”, Farcely Political

Benny Hill meets class warfare in this comical look at wealth, fame, greed, and the art of kidnapping.

 

Bruka Theater’s newest production is “Abducting Diana”, written by Dario Fo the Italian satirist, playwright, theatre director, actor, and composer. This is a fun story of a group of wannabe kidnappers taking a shot at kidnaping Diane Forbes-McKaye, this proves to be a bit more than they were prepared to do.

Diana is a clever, spoiled, and sexual creature who finds a way to have fun at the kidnaper’s expense. Her mission is to find out just who is behind the plan and perhaps take her revenge.

This is a laugh a minute three hours that will have you guessing who is who and making you uncomfortable as Diana does an impression of Tesla (the inventor of AC electricity).

The hapless kidnappers are brilliant with equal parts enthusiasm and slow-witted entitlement. The three actors (Christopher, Vincent, and Kevin) who play the kidnappers play off of each other in very funny ways.

Stacey Spain who plays Diana is the center of all of the action and makes us believe that Diana is crafty and unapologetically sadistic.

Check out the photos to get a sneak peek of the action.

 

~Photos and Review by Dana Nollsch~

 

 

“Abducting Diana” Plays at Bruka Theater through June 23, 2018.

Be aware that there are loud gunshots and sexual situations in “Abducting Diana”.

 

For more information check out Bruka’s website: http://www.bruka.org/

 

 

THE CAST

WOMAN/DIANA FORBES – MCKAYE ………..…….…. STACEY SPAIN

YOUNG MAN ……..……..…………………….………….. JESSE WOODS

CHIEF KIDNAPPER ………..…………..…….. CHRISTOPHER BLUMEN

KIDNAPPER 2  ………..……………………..…. VINCENT RODRIGUEZ

KIDNAPPER 3 …………….…………..….…….…….….. KEVIN MCCRAY

MOTHER …………………….……..…………… JACQUELINE FISCHER

PRIEST ………….………………………..…………..…. STEVE BURTON

UNDERSTUDY FOR MOTHER ……………….…….. ANNA CHRISTINE

UNDERSTUDY FOR YOUNG MAN ………………… THOMAS CHUBB

 

The Crew

AUTHOR…………………………………………….……….………….… DARIO FO

DIRECTOR ……………………………………….…………….… MARY BENNETT

STAGE MANAGER ………….……………..………………. KAITLYNN COOPER

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER …………..………….  KAYDENCE MCKENZIE

HOUSE MANAGER…………..…………………. LEWIS ZAUMEYER, COMPANY

LIGHTING DESIGN ………………………………….……..…… DAVID SIMPSON

LIGHTING & SOUND OP………………………………..……..… DAVID SIMPSON

SET DESIGN/BUILD …..……………….………………….… LEWIS ZAUMEYER

COSTUME DESIGN ……..…….……….……… MARY BENNETT &, COMPANY

PROPS SPECIALIST ……………………………………………… CODY CANON

SOUND DESIGN ……………………….……………..……..….. DAVID SIMPSON

POSTER DESIGN …….………………….………………………MARY BENNETT

NEON ART ….…….……….…….…………………………….… JEFF JOHNSON

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