During the danger of sounding flip — which wouldn’t do justice to a winningly bonkers comedy which takes its female-empowerment themes seriously — “Bad Hombres/Good Wives” may just motivate both a hashtag and a theatrical genre: #MeTuba.
Into the San Diego Rep world premiere of Herbert Sigьenza’s Moliиre-goes-modern mashup, the blurts of the sousaphone act as both musical accompaniment and sly comic commentary in the deliriously antic action.
Together with youtube com watch?v=NVTRbNgz2oos review man whom plays it while he roves all over stage — the tubaist that is talented Kuicho Rodriguez — becomes something similar to a wordlessly wry Greek chorus (in the event that ancient Greeks had gotten around to developing marching bands).
It’s the sort of anything-goes gambit that frequently animates performs by Sigьenza, the Rep resident playwright (and co-founder regarding the pioneering Chicano troupe tradition Clash) whom loves placing classics by way of a pop-culture Mixmaster.
But with “Bad Hombres” — built around Moliиre’s “School for Wives,” about a chauvinistic goat that is old to groom the most wonderful, subservient spouse — the playwright has had their singularly eccentric sensibilities to fresh creative levels.
So that as directed by having a yen when it comes to kinetic by Rep creative chief Sam Woodhouse, the play has its own females not only switching the tables but flipping them together with some hapless men’s minds, amid the ultra-macho milieu of Mexican medication cartels during the early 1990s. Continue reading “Review: ‘Bad Hombres/Good Wives’ is definitely an inspired stream of renegade humor at San Diego Rep”