Prescient or tasteless? Thats the question the men and women of sketch-comedy troupe The Jove must be asking themselves right now, as they prepare to bring Mobile Home Sweet Mobile Home to The Atlantic Theatre (6743 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter). Mobile Home, you see, is a comedy about hurricane season. Ha! Ha! Hrmph. Well, what the hell its unlikely that the Burmese will ever get a look at it. Theyre busy right now. The rest of us ought to enjoy whooping it up with improvised sketches about poor people in doublewides trying to protect themselves from Mother Natures wrath. Laughter, they say, is the best defense against anxiety, and with the way Mother Natures been acting lately, wed be idiots not to be anxious.
The Jove is a mixed bag of skilled amateur and pro actors/improviseurs who ought to be able to keep the ennui at bay for at least a little while theyve been doing this for a long time and founder Frank Licari used to be with Blue Man Group, which was always good for sucking folks out of their troubled lives and depositing them Elsewhere. Incidentally, hurricanes are pretty good at that, too. But dont think about it. Mobile Homeruns all weekend. Tickets cost $15; call 561-575-4942, or visit www.thejove.com.
Sat., May 31, 2008