The Theater: Chiquitas Bananas



Conceived by RON HOUSE and DIZ WHITE

Playgoers in a silly mood will probably find this daffy production highly diverting. Others will not. British and European audiences made El Coca-Cola Grande something of a cult, and if there is anything that off-Broadway loves, it is a cult; the show will doubtless have its U.S. devotees.

The format is that of a musical revue. Most of it is sung or spoken in pidgin Spanish, some in pidgin French and German, and none in English. Much of the show is mimed and the real language is basic zany.

Before the performance begins,...

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