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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009

Nonstop Laughs at Windfall Theatre’s ‘The Receptionist’

Theater Review

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Windfall Theatre kicked off its 17th season with the right antidote for these gloomy economic times. TheReceptionist, Adam Bock’s comedic take on office politics and personalities, is 75 minutes (no intermission) of nonstop laughs. Carol Zippel shines in this well-cast four-member ensemble as the hyper-zany receptionist. Sonia Rosenthal and Larry Birkett add to the fun as a flirtatious couple. And it’s a rare treat to see Boulevard Theatre Artistic Director Mark Bucher in front of the footlights, this time playing the mysterious head of an equally mysterious office, balancing humor with the dark, surreal aspects of what this office actually “provides its clients.”

The Receptionist runs through Oct. 10 at Windfall Theatre, located in the Village Church Arts, 130 E. Juneau Ave.