Under normal circumstances a play about a love affair between a man and a plant might seem weird.  But this is Fringe and the weirder the better.  That is especially true when the story is told by the talented and incredibly funny team from Zach Rosing Production.

The love story of Rod and Martha ( a Ficus benjamina) is filled with funny songs, clever dance routines, snappy dialogue and moments of purely delightful physical comedy.  Most of the performers play multiple roles. but with quick costume and attitude changes you feel as if the cast is much larger than it actually is.

Without giving too much away one of my favorite characters is Satan, The Queen of the Night portrayed by Paige Scott.  The choreography between her and Rod is awesome to watch as she pulls him toward her with just a gesture.  It is subtle and the timing is so perfect you would almost believe there is an invisible string between them.

It is clear the cast has put a lot of time into this well written, well performed program.   There are still three performances left and this show should definitely be on your must see list.

Theatre on the Square Mainstage, 627 E. Mass Ave.

 

  • Thursday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 21,  7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m.

Just a quick note,  this is one of the breakout hits of the festival so if you want to attend, buy your tickets on line.