I walk into the trendy foyer of The Blackman and I’m promptly greeted by the concierge. I explain I am not checking in but there to see Standard Double. A play set and performed in a hotel room, so when the flyer says strictly limited seating, it means it.
As a group we are taken into the room, all goes dark; it's show-time. I am hooked from the moment Wes Snelling and Kate McLennan burst through the door. If these hotel walls could talk I believe Standard Double would be the stories they tell us. Snelling and McLennan drew me in character after character. One scene would have me laughing so hard I thought I was going to break my seat, the next scene I am almost in tears. The hour long show flies by.
I cannot help but wonder, what are the people staying in the rooms next door thinking is going on each and every night? Twenty or so people walk in, the muffled sounds of yelling, music, laughter and applause; then an hour later twenty or so people leave.
All I can say is I cannot think of a show that is more deserving of the Moosehead Award.