Off Broadway: Friends from the '30s


Ideally, a parody should be: 1) funny about its subject matter, 2) funny in its own right, and 3) funny but not unfriendly. Dames at Sea, at Manhattan's Bouwerie Lane Theater, manages to be all three—with a bonus of three thoroughly engaging stars and some of the most ingenious staging currently on or off Broadway.

Director Neal Kenyon and Set Designer Peter Harvey had to be ingenious. With a ministage and a cast of only six, they set out to spoof the movie musicals of the 1930s, with all their intricate dance...

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