This award-winning British play reminds one of Tod Browning's "Dracula," in which an attendant of a lunatic asylum turns to a nurse and says, "They're all crazy except me and you. And sometimes I have me doubts about you." In Blue/Orange, two psychiatrists fight over the fate of a black inmate who thinks he's the son of Idi Amin. Underlying the humor and conflict, pragmatism and idealism are at war. A superb three-man cast energetically plays the comic battle of wills before an appreciative studio audience. Effete Daniel Davis, familiar as Niles in TV's "The Nanny," steals the show by the strength of his personality and lyrical delivery. Fine writing, an important subject, and excellent performances make this a thinking listener's treat.
© and (P)2006 L.A. Theatre Works
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