BOTTOM LINE: Though this play is unapologetically over-the-top, it will leave you thinking as well as laughing.
“Buckle your seat belts” would have been a useful warning for Nick Jones’ outrageous new play Important Hats of the Twentieth Century. Fashion designer Sam Greevy (a splendid Carson Elrod) is at the top of his game as one of the hottest designers in New York City in 1937. A secret affair with the dashing and charismatic reporter T.B. Doyle (a dashing and charismatic John Behlmann) helps Greevy get the best press to keep him ascending the ladder of fashion stardom. Everything is going right. That is, until...
BOTTOM LINE: The set up and subject matter of this production, focusing on dating misadventures, have definitely been seen before, but the skill of the actors and the cleverness of the jokes make this show superior to its peers.
Hook & Eye Theater is a Brooklyn-based theater company with a unique approach to devised work. Their latest production, God Is a Verb, plays through November 21st at The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn. Read the Theasy interview with co-artistic directors Carrie Heitman and Chad Lindsey here and learn more about the company and God Is a Verb here.