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A Real Sausagefest

24 October 2012 12:49 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

All About Meat (The Garcias)

Written and Directed by Michelangelo Alasá Duo Multicultural Arts Center

Through December 15, 2012

All About Meat (The Garcias) is by turns hilarious, over-the-top irreverent, grotesque, and exasperating -- and it has uniformly fine performances by a relentlessly spirited cast. Writer/director/player Michelangelo Alasá might be said to be attempting to meld the style of Pedro Almodovar with that of John Waters (with a good helping of vaudeville slapstick). First and foremost, this is a sex comedy about a family of Cuban origin, the wealthy Garcias, whose chorizo factory in New Jersey is the largest in the world.

At the pork-sausage-making family's helm is matriarch Dolores, who is dramatic, emotional, knifing, and manipulative, and whose thick Spanish accent seems at times to require subtitles when she is emoting (and she hardly ceases her emoting).

In fact, just about all the action of the play prompts Dolores to "emote. »

- Jay Reisberg

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