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Review: Satire ‘Figaro’ is irreverent, gleeful fun

November 5, 2012 • Entertainment


This photo provided by Blake Zidell Associates are, from left, Joey Parsons, Robin Leslie Brown, Sean McNall and Jolly Abraham, in a scene from Charles Morey’s comedy, ‘Figaro,’ currently performing off-Broadway at The Pearl Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Blake Zidell Associates, Jacob J Goldberg)

NEW YORK (AP) — Figaro was a character who spoke truth to power, with sharp humor as his best weapon. Thanks to playwright Charles Morey, we’re seeing his “Figaro-ian schemes” in a fresh light, in the Pearl Theatre Company’s sprightly presentation of Morey’s witty, irreverent send-up, titled simply, “Figaro.”

Morey adapted his quip-laden script from the original 18th-century social comedy by Beaumarchais, “Le Mariage de Figaro.” The Pearl’s broadly comical production, the first in their new off-Broadway Login to read more

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