|Acquah (Frank X) and Lydia (Hannah Gold)|
MICROCRISIS, written by Mike Lew and directed by Seth Rozin, will be performed at InterAct Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa through February 12. Witnessing Lew's global economy collapse is almost like watching Humpty Dumpty fall… you don’t want to laugh but you can’t help yourself. Four members of the 6 member cast play multiple roles and each character pushes past his comfort zone to suspend belief by fanning the flames of this delicious facetious farce. Kevin Bergen portrays Bennet, the impresario who invents microcredit and is responsible for the ultimate financial ruin of nearly everyone. This grandiose magnate sweeps along idealistic Lydia, portrayed by Hannah Gold and Randy, a Harvard grad computer geek portrayed by Dave Johnson on an unbridled romp through the high life in Monaco. Lew’s acerbic wit is satire at its finest. Maia Desanti portrays M. Chavez, a school teacher who succumbs to promises of riches. We are treated to Frank X’s versatility as he not only portrays a very small businessman in Ghana who is in search of a loan but also the chairman of the Fed who plays racquetball on a court built underneath the Federal Reserve. He opens and closes the show as the character in Ghana. In both situations he frequently announces he is making a joke. The real question appears to be…who is the joke on? To find out and have fun in the discovery, call 215-568-8079 or visit online at www.InterActTheatre.org.