Sunday, February 20, 2005

A Phoenix Must to Avoid: "For Better or Worse"

If you’re looking for a great evening (or matinee) of theater in Phoenix, I beg you, I implore you, I warn you—do not go see “For Better or Worse,” an Arizona Theater Company performance. It is awful.

We have the entire 2004-2005 series, so you cannot pick and choose which ones to see. So far, this year, it’s been mostly clunkers. I have implored my wife not to buy the entire series next year. We’ll get tickets for the shows that sound good.

This one is bad dinner theater and is totally chuckle free with a lot of bathroom jokes—not bathroom humor ala Adam Sandler—bathroom jokes. That is, jokes about going to the bathroom. Never mind. The actors bravely try in the beginning try, but actually wind up chewing on the scenery toward the end. We raced out of the theater as if we were double parked.

So, you are warned.