Edenville

July 12, 2010  |  Reviews

Edenville with Sebastian Lacause & Josh Berresford

“The scene-stealer of the show, however, was the flamboyant and over-the-top Gary Cowling, who played the C.E.O. of Edenville. With his constant barrage of musical-theatre references and his willingness to do anything to get a laugh or a client, his scenes had the most pop in what was already a high-energy play.” – Off-Off Broadway Review

“In between these ‘boyfriends from hell’ we get Greek chorus-like commentary from C.E.O. (the deliciously funny Gary Cowling) who runs the Edenville male matchmaking service of the title. In a clever twist, these interludes are made up almost entirely of quotes from showtunes, ever so slightly altered to fit Jules’ situation. Cute enough, right?” – New York Blade

“CEO (Gary Cowling) speaks the language of musical comedy. (CEO is even known to sing on occasion.) Musical mavens know what great wisdom lies within the shows of yore, and they particularly will get a kick out of identifying the many, many allusions and quotations that comprise CEO’s hilarious, campy dialogue.” – NYTheatre.com review

“The play delivers delightful surprise after delightful surprise in the context of a very familiar tale. Many of the surprises come from a fellow known only as “CEO (Gary Cowling),” the founder of a company called Edenville, a dating service that seems too good to be true and consequently probably isn’t (one of the neat things that Fletcher does throughout is never let us know for sure how much of what’s going on is just in Jules’s very active imagination).” – NYTheatre.com

“Edenville is a charmer.” – NYTheatre.com review

“A clever, cute romantic comedy” – New York Blade

Edenville was a delight.” – Off-Off Broadway Review

Edenville is a sweet, warm and funny comedy.” – NYTheatre.com

“After dating hell, a happy ending.” – New York Blade


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