Guest review: Phoenix Theatre delivers with ‘One Slight Hitch’

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Cast of "One Slight Hitch," clockwise from upper left: Jordon Fernstad; Elizabeth Adkisson; Rebekah Dawn; Keith Dahlgren; Melanie Calderwood; and Simone Barron. (Courtesy Phoenix Theatre)
Cast of “One Slight Hitch,” clockwise from upper left: Jordon Fernstad; Elizabeth Adkisson; Rebekah Dawn; Keith Dahlgren; Melanie Calderwood; and Simone Barron. (Courtesy Phoenix Theatre)

Once again, the Phoenix Theater Company delivers two hours of great fun and clever comedy, with “One Slight Hitch.” If laughter is the best medicine, we all left much healthier than when we walked in.

The setting is 1981 Cincinnati in the home of Doc (Keith Dahlgren), Delia (Melanie Calderwood) and their three grown daughters, P.B. (Rebekah Dawn), Courtney (Elizabeth Adkisson) and Melanie (Simone Barron). The other cast members are Jordon Fermstad and J. Woody Lotts, but I’m leaving out their characters on purpose – no spoiler alert here!

The story is as much about Courtney’s harrowing wedding day as it is about the political, social and cultural tectonic shift of the early 1980s. Lewis Black captures the upheaval of that era through hilarious dialogue and actions that are delivered by a superb cast. It was impossible to pick a favorite character or line.

It’s playing now through Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.. To really round out the evening, have dinner at the delicious Caravan Kebab right next door at Firdale Village.

Seven of us joined the others in this packed House last night. We were all in agreement that “One Slight Hitch” is a winner and not to be missed. This Edmonds jewel, the Phoenix Theater, really out did themselves this time.

So glad this is the beginning of another great season!

For tickets, visit www.phoenixtheatreedmonds.org.

— By Maggie Fimia

2 COMMENTS

  1. My first experience at the Phoenix Theatre. Fantastic comedy – a great cast with meticulous timing. A well-kept secret in the Pacific NW. lf you love comedy, you’ll want to sign up for season tickets.

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