Jeff Culbert, London, Ontario
Marian Underground: 317 New Jersey. The works of early 20th
century American humorist Don Marquis arrived in Indy from Canada Saturday as
something completely new, foreign and delightful to me. Marquis' newspaper
creations Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the alley cat are at opposite ends of the life spectrum. Archy is an irascible poet who has lost his inner beauty and itches for revolution. Mehitabel is up for any fight life requires, but her skirmishes always end in a jazzy Zen-like dance. Though Jeff Culbert is not a very refined performer, he is a sturdy vehicle for carrying this comic duo into the 21st century.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.
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